Mike wears many hats in life. Some of them include General Manager of a Christian Radio Ministry, 3-time author, radio show host, and mentor. None of those come close to the passion he gives as a husband and all-around family man. Having found Christ in his adult years, Mike can relate to the struggles many young men face and hopes that through his story, young men would find Christ and live to honor and glorify Him first.
Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, I have somehow managed to consistently move farther north all my life, finally landing in the Green Bay area (De Pere) with my Green-Bay-native husband, Mike, in 2000. We have been blessed since 2002 to work together at a local Christian radio station, Q90FM, where I can truly be his “ezer kenegdo” (that’s the title on my business cards!)
I have a BA in Classical Studies and a BS in Secondary Education-Latin from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I also went to grad school and taught Latin I & II to undergrads, all while going for a Masters in Latin & Classics. When I burned out on school and decided to enter the “real world”, I somehow ended up in the insurance industry, where I had a successful 12-year career as a Marketing Rep.
In the middle of this I met and married Mike who was a “package deal”, giving me the blessing of my stepson and stepdaughter. Almost 3 years into our marriage, I stopped both ignoring and running from God and truly gave my life to my Lord, Jesus Christ. It took Mike two more years with me praying fervently and holding my tongue (a miracle in itself) before God finally got through to him at our semi-annual trip to church on an Easter Sunday. Blessed with finding a church that taught us everything we needed to know to truly be disciples of Jesus, we haven’t looked back since. I’ve been truly honored to be Mike’s ezer kenegdo in life and in ministry work since 2002.
The warrior princess in me, complete with my authentic replica Eowyn sword, is eagerly anticipating the things to come, as even “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.”(Rom 8:19) I know I have a lot of work to do, and hope to one day truthfully be able to say “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.”(Phil 3:8)