Michael, with his wife, Julie, and three daughters, joined Trinity Church Adelaide in 2019. He leads us in declaring Jesus’ praises to make Him great in everyone’s eyes. It’s an idea that comes from the King James Version of Psalm 34:3, which says, ‘Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.’ On a practical level, it means running a number of teams to make this happen on Sundays.
Michael’s study background includes a Bachelor of Classical Music, a Certificate in Sound Engineering, and a Bachelor of Divinity. He also worked as a sound engineer in television for two years, and was the Music Director at Dundonald Church in London for seven years.
Being brought up in a Christian household as the son of a Presbyterian minister, it was not until Michael was at university that the good news about Jesus really hit home. That led to a lot of changes in who he really lived for and who he really trusted—something which profoundly motivates his creative song writing.
For someone who had no passport until he was 30, Michael has since made up for it by visiting England, Ireland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Hong Kong!
He likes to spend his spare time running, swimming, baking sourdough bread, pottering about the house fixing things, and reading.