Program Director – North America
Michael was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. While in high school, he experienced the transforming power of God’s Word through the preaching of his youth pastor and felt called to pastoral ministry. Later, he completed an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
While completing a pastoral residency in Wheaton, Illinois, Michael connected with WordPartners and traveled to Manilla to train pastors. Michael fell in love with the simple, reproducible principles and the vision for equipping pastors to not only preach well but to equip other pastors and those within their own congregations to truly see God's Word flowing powerfully through the Church. This passion led him to join WordPartners and serve in the growing North America field.
As well as serving with WordPartners, Michael is currently the teaching pastor of Eastside Church in Madison, Wisconsin.
When not pastoring or training, Michael loves to read books, enjoy nature, spend time with people, and play sports – especially hockey. He is married with three kids.