About Us


We are the Michals.  We love to laugh, play hard, and tell people about Jesus.  Here is a little bit about each of us…

MARK was raised in a Christian home but didn’t surrender his life to Christ until his Freshman year in College.  His heart to reach lost teenagers found an outlet in Cru while still in college.  He joined staff with Cru in 1996 has loved working with teenagers ever since


DAWN became a Christian as a senior at Butler University when she was challenged on her views about God.  Soon after, she traveled with Athletes in Action, playing softball and learning how to talk to others about having a relationship with Christ.  She found her niche sharing this with teens and joined staff with Cru in June, 2001.


Dawn and Mark met through a common friend, had a long distance relationship for a year between Chattanooga and Indianapolis, then got married on October 20, 2001.  We’ve been loving Indianapolis ever since and have worked with Cru at North Central HS, Fishers HS, and HSE.  Since then we’ve bought a house, got a dog, had 3 rowdy boys, and now a beautiful girl.   Our lives are often challenging, busier than we would like and far from perfect, but we love the lives God has given us.  As we live our lives out before the teenagers we work with and others around us, we hope that we show others a bit of the incredible grace that God has poured out on us.


To watch some videos from our adoption journey, CLICK HERE