Michael, 30, attended Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Connecticut. He received a bachelor’s in religion and English literature and a master’s in English literature from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. Previously he served as a high school theology teacher, as well as assistant director of faith formation and youth ministry at St. Philip Parish in Norwalk, Connecticut. He led worship music on Sundays at Assumption Parish in Ansonia, Connecticut. Michael’s hobbies include rugby and playing the guitar and drums.