Michael was born in the UK, grew up in North Vancouver and Vancouver and,in 2005,moved toVictoria. Most of his career was spent in thehospitalityindustry as arestaurant manager, bar manager, hotel manager, chef and owner.
Sometime after moving here, Michaelwas walking pastSt. John’s; he stopped, went inandlistened to a sermon by the Rev. Harold Munnand quicklyfellinlove withthe community.In 2007, while attending the Maundy Thursday potluck, Michael met Paul and they were married at St. John’s in 2013.Michaelhas beena member of St. John’sparish council and a synod delegate.
While living in Vancouver, Michael launched a social program and weekly community meal for residents of Sunset Towers (a 400-unit social housing complex).More recently,while working at St. Matthias(Victoria),he created the monthly Chat & Chew Luncheon.Michael as also been President of Langham Court Theatre and St. Luke’s Players.