Mike has over thirty years of teaching experience and seventeen years of cross-cultural experience comprising over fifty trips to the Middle East, including an extended stay in Cairo for immersion in Arabic. He has developed and implemented various training programs to prepare participants in cross-cultural initiatives in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Mike enjoys teaching and mentoring students as they embrace a passion to demonstrate God’s love to all the nations. Mike’s current research interest is in the field of anthropology. His recent research paper for Harvard University focuses on persons with disabilities in the cultural context of honor and shame in the Middle East. Mike is currently completing his Ph.D. in applied theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His dissertation focuses on honor and shame in Middle Eastern culture. Mike and his wife, Carrie, have five children. They enjoy traveling and building relationships with people of other cultures.