As a young boy, Michael accompanied his missionary parents to Brazil. He began his ministry as an AIMer, pioneering churches, and serving on the district board. Together with his family, they returned to the U.S., in 1990, to attend Christian Life College. They received their missionary appointment in October 1992 to NE Brazil. After two full terms, they applied to Uruguay, for a dual appointment. They have preached and mentored the leadership in both Brazil and Uruguay in their more than 35-year missionary career. Michael will conclude a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Psychotherapy in early 2020, enhancing their support ministry in the field.