Michelle is married to Kent – her best friend, partner in ministry, and Founder of SQ Ministries. Michelle oversees the finances for SportQuest and serves in various discipleship roles. However, Michelle’s favorite role is that of a devoted wife and a proud mother to Jacob (2001), Luke (2002), and Holland (2006).
Prior to her life with SQ, Michelle worked full-time with Kanakuk Christian Sports Kamps and taught elementary school. She also owns her own Juice Plus+ Virtual Franchise. In 2000, Michelle took a huge step of faith, “retired” from teaching, and joined her husband Kent to help establish SQ. She has served alongside Kent not only in the office but has also led teams to the Netherlands, Belgium, London, Greece, Costa Rica, Oklahoma, California, and Indiana. While Kent is traveling worldwide for SQ, she faithfully manages the home and various ministry needs in Indianapolis, IN.
Michelle is an avid athlete and played four years of college volleyball as an all-conference and academic all-conference volleyball setter, and one year of college soccer. She has coached volleyball and tennis teams and now enjoys playing various sports with her children and cheering at their many league games. Although she has competed in three half-marathons, she mostly enjoys exercise with a long walk and good conversation with a friend.
Michelle mentors and disciples women around the world, leads and participates in women’s Bible studies, and coordinates the Welcome Center team at her church. Her heart for prayer helped spark a women's prayer focus through the 4th Musketeer Men's Movement. She loves entertaining and welcoming guests from all over the world into her home.