Mike grew up in Corbett, Oregon. He was led to the Lord by his sister on Thanksgiving Day his senior year in high school. After high school he went Portland State University (B.S. Mathematics and General Science) where he was involved with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Mike went on a summer missions trip and felt a very strong call to serve Christ in the Muslim world.
He and his wife Barbie spent 12 years in Turkey doing evangelism and church planting. They have 3 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren.
After returning from Turkey Mike went back to school and got his post baccalaureate certificate in accounting.
Mike is the Finance Director in the U.S. office.