Mike was born and raised in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley. He graduated from Wallkill High School and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Mike served in the Navy as a Fire Controlman for a decade. He went on three Westpac deployments including Desert Storm. He was also attached to the Navy’s Deserter Apprehension Unit for three years. Mike came to know the Lord in a missile control room while deployed in the Persian Gulf. While stationed in Bremerton, WA, he lived in a Christian Serviceman’s Center and became involved in street evangelism.
Mike is a father of two grown kids. One currently serving in the Navy. Mike works for a Cardiovascular Software company as a systems administrator and salesforce developer. He is attending Nazarene Bible College in pursuit of ordination through the Church of the Nazarene. He completed the International Conference of Police Chaplains Academy in 2019.