About Jeff Michaels

Jeff 3Jeff Michaels has been a children’s minister, non-profit specialist, and managed a home security and personal defense company. Today he teaches English and Language Arts for an energetic group of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students at a multi-cultural Christian school near Nashville. He also coaches a chess team and is a chaplain with the Murfreesboro, TN Police Dept.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Jeff now lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with his wife Dee and two Basset Hounds, Rosie and Buster.

Returning to college in 2002, he received his BS degree in Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology (’07) and completed necessary course work for a Masters degree in Communication (’09).

Married to Dee Golley Michaels for 42 years, Jeff and Dee are co-owners of Hearth & Gate, a business devoted to the restoration of quality antique furniture and the crafting of unique pieces of home decor. Find out more by clicking on the Hearth & Gate button.

Serving and working together is a way of life for Jeff and Dee, as they served with Child Evangelism Fellowship for more than 35 years. Jeff served in several leadership positions including twelve years as state director for New York.

Jeff is an accomplished genealogist and has written and self-published two books on his own family history. His latest venture is a genealogical research service called Roots & Branches. Find out more by clicking on the Roots & Branches button on the top tool bar.

His other interests include a growing collection of antique classic books, writing, and an occasional game of chess. He once coached a Jr/Sr high school chess team to several championships in a competitive interscholastic league. In addition, he gains satisfaction through finding, restoring, and using antique hand tools.

Reach Jeff:
By email: ThePlainEnglish@gmail.com

3 thoughts on “About Jeff Michaels”

  1. I read your post this morning about Thomas Burnick. He was my 4th Great Grandfather through John Burnick and Margaret O’Donnell, then John J Burnick and Sophie/a Meyer, then my great grandparents Stanley Burnick and Eleanora Remillard and then Charles McBeth and Beverley Burnick to my mother Kathleen McBeth-Lewis. Thank you for this narrative as I am researching my lineage on my own since most of my immediate family has no interest. I recently found tons of documents on a free trial of Fold3 and I was printing it all.. and reading this outline helped bring a clearer picture to me. Thank You.

  2. Hello Sir,
    My uncle was the Jr. Pilot onboard the China Clipper on that fateful night in Jan 8th, 1945. My aunt never got over it and she finally passed in 2001. That’s a long time to live with a broken heart.
    Thank you for your article. I love it.
    My associate and I know where the China Clipper is buried in Trinidad. After the crash the Army bulldozed the clipper in a hole and covered it over, sealing it in time. Specialist tell me the plane will be in unbelievable shape. And we are getting a team to together to go to Trinidad and recover this aircraft. What fun,,yes?

    1. Thank you for writing Timothy and I am interested in your news of possibly recovering the wreck of the China Clipper. Please contact me through this site when you have further information.

      Jeff Michaels

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.