Micheal seeks to help others discover the wholeness he has found in Christ. With a life story illustrating that truth is surely stranger than fiction, Michael began attending Alcoholics Anonymous at five years old. By age ten he was participating in family drug rehab, living in a trailer park, and laying the ground for a future as a psychotherapist. Despite early exposure to a life of recovery and sobriety, Michael’s brokenness went unchecked for almost three decades, allowing him to master the art of living as an imposter. While attending the University of Effingup, Michael received the gift of brokenness which is transforming his life to this day.
Michael is a licensed professional counselor, spiritual director, speaker, and author of two books, including Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle and Somebody’s Daughter: An Experiential Guide. Having experienced the restoring touch of God’s grace in his life and marriage, Michael serves as President and Founder of Restoring the Soul, a ministry offering intensive soul care to leaders and emerging leaders worldwide. Having served as Assistant Professor of Counseling at Colorado Christian University, Michael currently serves as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary where he has taught on addictions, human sexuality, and spiritual formation.
Along with countless radio and podcast appearances, Michael has appeared twice on CBN’s The 700 Club, PBS (Rocky Mountain Network), CNN-2’s Dr. Drew Show, Day of Discovery, The Hope Network, as well as numerous video productions and documentaries including Somebody’s Daughter: A Journey To Freedom From Pornography. His articles have been published in The Huffington Post, Relevant, Prism, Red Letter Christians, and numerous other books, periodicals, and blogs.
Michael lives with his Julianne, and two children, in Littleton, Colorado, where he enjoys mountain biking and trail running and spending time in the Rocky Mountains.