Michael is the pastor of First United Methodist Church, Newcastle of Newcastle, Wyoming where he serves as pastor, youth minster, worship leader, and coffee shop host. A native of Georgia, Michael spent nearly two decades working with digital media in the Atlanta area before entering the ministry full-time. A graduate of Mercer University (B.A.) and Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Michael has served churches in Georgia, Kentucky, Colorado and now Wyoming. He and his wife Heather have two children (Avery, 11 and Donovan, 6) and a rabbit named Cosmo.