Mike is a wannabe mystic and prophet, husband and father, lover and friend. He is also a graced, aspiring opti-mystic friend of God in the way of Jesus – like many other scoundrels, ne’er-do-wells, and would-be saints. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his wife Jasmin and two girls.
Vocationally, he’s the Communications Director for Presence, an Integral biblical studies nonprofit dedicated to building bridges – helping us meet one another at the intersection of Mystery and humility. He is also brewmaster for the Speakeasy Network, the most awesome cohort of faith and culture bloggers and podcast hosts on the planet. (Join us!)
He is an occasional freelance journalist and publishing consultant. This stems out of his love for reading – everything from nonfiction spirituality and history and current events, magic realist novels, science fiction, and comic books – as well as his love for writing, in many of the same genres and mediums. He cut his teeth as an editor with TheOoze.com around the turn of the century, and these days plies his trade as a freelance editor and librarian for what is arguably the web’s most extensive (at 8,000 links and counting!) alt.Christian web directory, zoecarnate.com
He is a ‘paused’ participant in the Strategic Foresight M.A. program, begun under director Jay Gary. He hopes to finish it sometime soon – or see what Jay’s up to at LeTourneau University! My foresight passion lies in the intersection of media, food systems, and sustainable futures, creating usable futures to function resiliently in a generative economy.
He is a founding organizer of the Wild Goose Festival, and proud participant.