Deacon Mike was born and raised in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area. While attending college, he was received into the Catholic Church.  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Language, Literature, and Writing before getting an MA in philosophy from Northern Illinois University.  From there, he entered seminary at Sacred Heart in Detroit and was ordained a deacon in 2019. He served at St. Mary in Pinckney while finishing his seminary studies, and is on track to be ordained a priest this June. Upon his ordination, he will serve as a priest at St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John.