While recovering from a car accident in 1992, Michael developed three outlines to promote connecting with God for strength. He detailed why we need to connect with God for strength, how to acquire strength, and sources of strength. After drafting a preface, the familiar concept of worship thrust him on an unexpected journey. Michael compiled biblical references associated with worship and with the precision of an unbiased investigator, arranged them in categories. The results compelled him to abandon preconceived notions about God and false assumptions about worship.
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Raised in suburban Chicago, Michael currently lives in Kansas City with his wife Suzanne. They enjoy a vibrant relationship with their children and grandchildren. Confirmed in the Lutheran Church, he attended a Catholic High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Life Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Divinity degree from Christian International School of Theology.
In addition to teaching at an independent Bible College, Michael has taught research ethics for medical professionals and electron microscopy for engineering students. After serving 16 years as a Research Specialist for the University of Missouri in Rolla, Columbia, and Kansas City, he invested more than 24 years in medical research at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He serves as Research Program Manager at the Center for Infant Pulmonary Disorders in the Division of Neonatology. Michael promotes and facilitates innovative medical solutions for premature babies. He has co-authored more than 40 publications in medical journals.
Hobbies include competitive swimming, photography, snow skiing, and scuba diving. He also serves as a certified coach for USA Swimming and Kansas City Corporate Challenge.