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Writer. Sojournist. Trainer. Coach.

Some know me as a coach and trainer for leaders and teams, others know me as a published author, including three fantasy novels (final book due out in 2024!), and still others know me as a full time vanlifer, writer, poet, photographer, compulsive scifi nerd, and an abuse survivor. However you found me, I’m glad you’re here.

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I’m a native Texan, but have spent most of my adult life in the Colorado Rockies. These days, however, I live on the open road in a van named Van Gogh. That's a shot of him at the top of the page, catching the late summer breeze in the northern woodlands of Wisconsin. I started vanlife in 2023 in order to write more and tell stories of the incredible people I meet on the road. I couldn’t be more grateful for the gift of adventure and beauty I get to experience through this nomadic lifestyle. Check out my Instagram to see what I've been up to lately!


I'm passionate about helping people live life to the full, and bring their gift fully to the world. Though I work primarily with leaders and teams, I also love to partner with writers, artists, mystics, or any other kind of visionary. I believe everyone is created to be a change agent, uniquely designed by God for a specific and beautiful purpose. I don't think we are ever fully alive until we find that purpose and live it out.

My life's purpose is to set hearts free. I pursue that mission every single day, primarily through my two great passions—writing and coaching. Here's an overview of the projects and training I've pursued over the years in each of these arenas. 

Writing Projects & Experience

  • My university degree is in writing and design, from UT Austin (Hook'em!). 

  • I have over 20 years experience working as a professional editor and freelance writer for a number of publishing houses, including Moody, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, and Group Publishing.

  • I am currently completing an epic fantasy trilogy The Pearlsong Refounding (final book due out in 2024!)

  • The Sojournist, my online journal on Substack. Here, I explore the deeper questions and ideas that live at the crossroads of faith, science, art, and culture.

  • Mike Meets God 2021, a curated collection of personal journal entries and photographs taken in 2021.

  • Leading Wide Awake, a spiritual survival guide for faith leaders

  • The Transformed Heart, a coaching-based daily devotional for Christ followers

  • Alone With God, a 6-month daily devotional for Christ followers, written in homage to Oswald Chambers

  • Essays on a variety of topics that live at the crossroads of faith, science, art, and culture. 

  • I love poetry, and am slowly building a collection of my own feeble attempts here and on The Sojournist. 

Coaching Projects & Experience

  • I also created The Destiny Project, the sister retreat to the BraveHeart Intensive. This awesome work is now headed up by my friend and business partner Kristina Bailey

  • I've been a key member of WayPoint Coaching Community for many years, a non-profit organization I helped found to serve and train faith-based life-on-life transformational workers.

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