Michael is originally from Vienna (Austria) and has been working at the COMECE Secretariat since 2003, seconded by the Austrian Bishops’ Conference. He studied Theology and Communication Science at the University of Vienna and at the Catholic University of Amsterdam.
Before working at COMECE, he was Pastoral assistant at the German Parish in Brussels and teacher of religion at the European School. In 2003 Michael become a deacon. He is also a professionally trained bookbinder and has recently learned to bake bread at home.
He speaks German, English, French and Dutch.