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.
Michelle is now enjoying cross-cultural relationships with students from several different countries and has a special desire to serve and share the good news with Muslim women. She spends her time serving the practical needs of students, leading Bible studies, discipling women, and equipping IFI volunteers.