Michael and his wife Stacey have been married for more than 30 years. They have homeschooled their six children. Turning his life over to Jesus Christ at the age of 16, Michael discovered peace and purpose and a growing desire to know the Word of God. While studying at Texas A&M, Michael and Stacey met through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and married following graduation. They established a home in the Dallas-Fort-Worth area, began a family, and became active in their church, leading home Bible study groups and teaching adult Sunday school. Michael currently serves as an elder for a family-integrated church in Southlake, Texas, and has been employed as an engineer with Bell Helicopter Textron for over 31 years. Michael has been active with ALERT Cadet since 1997; he was promoted to ALERT Cadet Major in 2012.