In 2012, Michael founded Daraja, which means “bridge” or “stepping stones” in Swahili, to care for, encourage, and equip children of missionaries and other Christ-honoring, third culture kids (TCKs) to fulfill their calling in the world through Christ. Raised as a preacher’s kid and TCK in Kenya, Michael committed his life to Jesus as Savior and Lord, and to his kingdom in the world by age 14. He served as a teacher and helped start two schools in Baltimore, Maryland before being called to China to work as an elementary principal at Tianjin International School. He also founded a TCK development initiative called Odyssey in 2007. Michael has coauthored Third Culture Kids.