Fr. Mike was born in Detroit and raised in East Lansing, where he attended Saint Thomas and Saint John until graduating from Michigan State University. A decade after moving away, he returned to mid-Michigan and began working for the State of Michigan. Several years ago, he became an employee of the Catholic Diocese of Lansing. He married his wife Linda in 1985 at Saint John Student Center and was ordained on May 14, 2005.
Linda was born into eternal life in 2014 and he was ordained a priest in 2016. He and Linda have two grown children who are alumni of Saint Thomas Aquinas School and Lansing Catholic High School, and two grandchildren.