Mike grew up attending church but did not have a relationship with Jesus until he was 24 years old when a believer approached him that was willing to read the Bible with him. God opened Mike's eyes to the truth.
Mike was raised on a farm in rural Minnesota with the closest town boasting a population of 600 people. He moved to Chicago to work for Southwest Airlines when we was around 21 and this experience opened his eyes to a world of cultural diversity.
Mike moved to Kansas City to work with Cerner in 1999 and he met his wife shortly afterwards. Mike and Dawn married in 2001 and they have three children: Sam, Josie and Ben.