Mike graduated from The Ohio State University in 1977 and is married to Susan Scott (nee Wagner). Mike and Susan have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. They joined the PCA denomination in 1998 in St Louis, Missouri, following a lifelong membership in the PC USA. Mike and Susan have been members of Grace Presbyterian Church since 2009 when they returned to northeast Ohio to be close to family and where both were born and raised. Mike retired in 2019 following a 40 year career in corporate finance and banking.