Dn. Michael is a convert to Orthodoxy. He has served at St. Ignatius since his ordination to the diaconate in 1987. In addition, he serves as Chairman of Ancient Faith Ministries and the Executive Chair of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theology Seminary. He is the host of the Ancient Faith podcast, At the Intersection of East and West.
In his professional life, Dn. Michael is the Founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development firm dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed at life. Prior to that, he spent more than thirty years in the world of book publishing, most recently as the Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Dn. Michael is the New York Times bestselling author of Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals (2018), Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (2016), and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (2012). His popular website and podcast reach more than a million people each month.
He and his wife, Gail, have been married for 40 years. They have five daughters and eight grandchildren. He enjoys reading, fly fishing, and technology.