Michelle started in ministry to youth in High School and has stayed involved in one way or another since. After years working in churches she went back to school to obtain a Master of Social Work degree. She has helped to raise five amazing children, now all in their twenties and continues to love serving children. She has recently been licensed as a foster parent with the goal of serving sibling groups in crisis. She takes seriously Jesus' words "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Children give us access to the heart of God that is hard to find elsewhere.
Professionally Michelle has over 20 years experience providing services to children, youth and families in King County, WA. After obtaining her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, School of Social Work in 1998 she has worked doing Child Protection Services investigations, providing Child Welfare Services, Adoption services and Family Preservation Services throughout King County. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing and holds certification in Animal Assisted Therapy. She has experience providing psychosocial assessments of children and developing treatment plans based on those assessments. Michelle enjoys working with families to help strengthen the parent child bond and to support positive outcomes for children.