Br. Michael has been a friar since 1995 and a deacon since 2006. He has an MDiv and an MA in Biblical Studies from Catholic Theological Union. He has been leading high school pilgrimages since 2008. He is currently the Catholic Campus Minister at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church and Student Center in Ruston, LA serving the students of Louisiana Tech University. Br. Michael has taught students in both Junior High and High School as a Franciscan Friar of the Sacred Heart Province based in St. Louis MO.