Michael was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne on 6 February 2016, and was ‘priested’ on 26 November 2016. He is passionate about ministry, in particular preaching the Scriptures, celebrating the Eucharist and making pastoral visits to people in need.
Michael is single, but he has has three adult children (a daughter and twin sons) from his first marriage. At the moment he has one grandchild, but two more are expected in February and April respectively of 2019.
Michael enjoys listening to music, with Coldplay, Kings of Leon, The War on Drugs, John Mayer and Garrett Kato being among his favourite artists. He loves to play the guitar (albeit not that well he confesses) and he owns both a steel string acoustic and Fender Stratocaster electric.
Having played competitive tennis for sixteen years in his younger days, he also enjoys playing doubles with his sons and a longtime friend that he played competition with. He loves watching the AFL, but since he follows Carlton, the less said about that the better!