Mike is from California and his wife, Mary Lou, is from Minnesota. He graduated from San Jose State University and is a veteran of the Army Corps of Engineers.
During his 30 years of civilian service to the Navy, Mike fulfilled various assignments in California , Connecticut , New York , Hawaii , Washington D.C. and Virginia . At each location, he worked with a local congregation to build up ministry to the military and civilian communities.
Retiring from Naval Sea Systems Command in 2003, Mike settled in Chesapeake and currently works in real estate development.