Michael Palmer is a native of Michigan and, has lived in and out of the Kalamazoo area since 1978. A church musician for more than 25 years, he has served congregations in California, Florida and Michigan. Michael works in the non-profit sector as Finance Director for International Child Care-USA, Inc. based in Kalamazoo. In addition to his work with ICC, Michael serves as Director of Music Ministries for First Congregational-UCC and, since 2004, has been Music Director/Conductor for the Kalamazoo Male Chorus. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Western Michigan University and the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. Michael and his wife Barbara reside in Portage and are the proud parents of six wonderful children.