Michael is a licensed professional counselor, spiritual director, speaker, and author whose passion is to bridge the gap between the broken realities of life and the reality of God’s Larger Story.
Having experienced his own deep brokenness, and the restoring touch of God’s grace in his life and marriage, Michael serves as President and Founder of Restoring the Soul, a ministry offering intensive soul care to leaders and emerging leaders worldwide.
Michael is the author of the groundbreaking book, Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle, and has been published in The Huffington Post, Relevant, Prism, to name a few.
As a former hostage to the ivory tower of full-time academia, Michael currently serves as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary where he teaches on addictions, human sexuality, and spiritual formation.
As a speaker and communicator, Michael has ministered to audiences around the world. With disarming transparency, lively humor, and compelling biblical insight, Michael has spoken to groups such as CreationFest, Promise Keepers, The Navigators, Campus Crusade for Christ, Youth for Christ, Young Life, Focus on the Family, Officers Christian Fellowship, Christian Medical Association, and numerous churches, denominations, and para-church organizations.
Michael lives with his wife Julianne, and two children, in Littleton, Colorado, where he enjoys mountain biking and trail running in the Rocky Mountains, travel, and brewed caffeinated beverages at all hours of the day.
The video below is of Michael’s life story as told on the 700 Club.