Michelle began following Jesus Christ while studying special education at Ball State University. The discipleship she received through Campus Crusade for Christ laid a solid foundation for her life and future ministry.
Following graduation, Michelle accepted an internship opportunity in East Asia and spent the next two years sharing the gospel with and building into the lives of young believing college students. She returned to the U.S. in 2000 to work for Campus Crusade for Christ in Central Ohio. Over her 6 years of service with Campus Crusade of Christ she pioneered and coached campus ministries, discipled students, and participated in and led several summer mission trips.
With a desire to bring the gospel to regions in the world where there is little opportunity to hear, Michelle joined the staff of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators in 2009 in pursuit of foreign missions. Due to illness and redirection from the Lord, Michelle found the work of IFI to be a great fit for the heart and experience the Lord had given her. She was secunded by Shepherd’s Staff to serve full-time with IFI that same year.
In her role as Ministry Partnership Development Manger, Michelle oversees the training and coaching of staff in the area of support development. She is eager for staff to experience the lavish grace of God and His faithfulness as they trust Him for a team of partners who pray for and give to the work of the ministry. When spending time with students, Michelle has a special desire to serve and share the good news of Jesus with Muslim women.