As a young boy, Mike would lay in the grass and wonder: “What’s it like……. to be up there….. above the clouds! (That might have been one of the reasons why he joined the US Air Force – to find out what it would be like!)

Mike spent 26 years in the US Air Force. He was nine years with the Wings of Blue parachute team at the U.S. Air Force Academy (- so he found out what it is like to be above the clouds!). He was a parachuting instructor and the Superintendent of Parachuting Operations at the Academy.

Mike accumulated 2,000 parachute jumps and 15 hours of freefall. This qualified him to author the novel Calling from the Sky. He retired with the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Following his service in the Air Force, Mike, holding a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, worked as a world-wide electronic service engineer for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer in Montana.

Mike and his wife Elfriede both believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God. They have a passion for studying God’s Word!

And for the past 12 years Mike has studiously devoted his life to the Lord by preaching the Word of God and leading Bible studies.

Mike is a US citizen and Canadian permanent resident. He and his wife, Elfriede, live in the Canadian Rocky Mountains surrounded by 6 National Parks.


They both like to exercise, cross country ski, hike, garden and walk their dog Kansas.

Gorman Lake, our favorite hike!