Michael Ernst has been involved in theater for over 40 years. In addition to a Theater/Speech degree from Truman University, he has additional course work from several other universities. Michael taught Speech and Theater for over 30 years in high schools and community college. His theater work includes over 150 directing and onstage appearances. From actor-in-residence at the Ice House Theater in Hannibal, Missouri, to assistant director of the Tom Arnold Acting Workshop, to (most recently) creator of the one-man Christian drama ministry His Men Revealed Ministries, theater has consumed his lifetime. While working with church drama teams is a high priority and eagerly conducting Christian drama workshops, seminars, and camps for teens and adults, he continues to perform, direct, and write Christian-influenced material. His most recent onstage secular appearance was as Fagin in Oliver. Numerous onstage Christian portrayals of his own characterizations have included his highly regarded creation of John Adams. His most recent directorial credits include Christian productions of Believe and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and a secular production of the Fantasticks. Michael is a member of Christians in Theater Arts (CITA) and has performed in nine states. Since retiring from teaching high school, Michael lives with his wife Marcia in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he participates actively at his church.