Michael served on the music staff at Woodmont beginning in 1986. In addition to Sunday and special occasion music, he played hundreds of weddings and a number of funerals during his tenure as the longest-serving staff member at Woodmont. He earned a masters degree in Organ Performance from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. In addition to playing “classical” organ music, Michael also performed contemporary selections on the grand piano. He often secured additional musicians for special events. His abilities in composing and arranging often brought strong and emotional feelings from those in the congregation. He accepted the title of Interim Director of Music in 1995. He soon became permanent and, as of this writing, is still inspiring and leading our music division and is the longest-tenured Woodmont staff member.