Michael has worked in youth ministry for 10 years and has a deep passion for helping teenagers discover their purpose and awaken to the full capacity that God has designed for their life. He relates to people of all ages and personalities due to his open-hearted spirit and practical approach to life. Michael is a graduate of Baylor University and received his Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dealing with a stutter since he was a child, Michael began rapping and writing poetry as a way to help him find his voice. He has performed poetry at churches and schools around the country as a way to demonstrate that what we view as a weakness, God can turn into our biggest strength. When he is not getting coffee with students or writing poetry, Michael can be found at home playing dinosaurs with his 2 boys, binging tv shows with his wife Zara, or planning out his next family trip to Disney World.