Michael Yankoski is a writer, itinerate speaker and urban homesteader who dreams of one day becoming a competent woodworker, musician, potter and sailor.
He received his MA in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitiate) Oblate of St. Benedict, has served on the Board of Directors at World Vision US, and is the author of four books:
-The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice–How Contemplating Apples, -Living in a Cave and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life (Thomas Nelson, 2014)-Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice (Zondervan, 2010)
-My 30 Days Under the Overpass: Not Your Ordinary Devotional (Multnomah, 2007)
-Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America (Multnomah, 2005).
Michael grew up in Colorado, adores the Pacific Coast, and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana where he and his wife are both pursuing their PhDs at The University of Notre Dame.
"The presentation was absolutely wonderful. People loved his message, his passion, the humility in which he presented, the challenge he gave to Christians to think about putting faith in action....Mike's experience and his ability to share it were absolutely appreciated and impactful. I would recommend him to anyone. I very much appreciated that Mike began communicating with me directly and has since done that with follow up emails. He makes himself available and I just love that. More of his humble approach. I wish him nothing but blessings as he continues to serve the Lord. He is a gift for sure."
“Mike was so gracious and everyone enjoyed hearing him speak. From our evaluations of the banquet, we were told that the speaker needed more time. We appreciate Mike’s endorsement of the ministry and we pray that God will continue to bless him through his ministry outreach. God bless you all.”
“Mike was engaging, passionate, and inspiring. We accomplished everything we hoped and much more by scheduling him to come and speak at our annual banquet. We also launched a homeless awareness luncheon in order to build better relationships with other social service providers and local businesses. Mike was outstanding in presenting the need in an eloquent and intelligent manner that resonated well with this group.”