Born in Europe, Michael has lived in Canada for most of his life. Besides years of formal theological studies, Michael holds a B.A. in Psychology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters Degree in Adult Counseling and Education.  Michael worked for several years in the mental health field, before serving as a Christian minister in Europe and Canada.  Because of personal reasons, Michael returned to Canada where he has been teaching and counseling full-time at the high school level while teaching psychology part-time at the college level. He also serves a Christian congregation as a local elder, counsels, researches and writes. Michael and his wife are the proud parents of three dynamic teenagers.