Michael was first licensed as a minister in 1996 and then ordained in 2004. He has provided counsel ever since for those considering marriage, married couples, single adults, those going through separation, and those who have experienced divorce. He brings unique and straight-forward insights through his own life experience. His mother and father divorced when he was 15 as a result of his father’s battle with alcoholism. In 1996, he married Judy, who had three children ages 4, 8 and 9. Years later they had two more children. The marriage and family are strong and united now, but not without plenty of major and minor battles that created significant challenges to their marriage.