Michael Yankoski is a writer, itinerate speaker, urban homesteader, and also an aspiring carpenter, musician, potter and sailor. He received his MA in Theological Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitiate) Oblate of Saint Benedict, has served on the Board of Directors at World Vision US, and is the author of three books: Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America, My 30 days Under the Overpass: Not your Ordinary Devotional, and Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice.
Michael is passionate about the question "how shall we live" and draws from Christianity, history, literature and his own life experience to craft engaging, energetic and inspiring messages. Whether it's relating stories from his five-month period as a homeless person, exploring the complexities of being a first-world Christian in "an age of hunger" or exploring the relevance of ancient spiritual practices to our modern frenzy, Michael's passion is to encourage his audience to become more firmly "rooted and grounded in love" (Ephesians 3:17).
Michael grew up in Colorado, adores the Pacific coast, and currently resides in South Bend, Indiana where his wife Danae is pursuing her PhD in History at the University of Notre Dame.
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