Michael R Milco received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College in 1978. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a Master of Arts from Wheaton College Graduate School, a Master of Social Work and a PhD in social Work from Loyola University. While at Loyola University, he received the Community Global Stewardship award. On two occasions he was been the doctoral student respondent for the Joan Greenstone lecture series. He is the author of Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership along with other publications.
Since 2000 he has worked with Angolan refugees in Namibia and Angola as well as in the country of Angola. His work in Namibia and Angola were the motivation for his study. For over 25 years he has been a licensed clinical social worker in downtown Chicago. Since 2005 he has been a professor at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, teaching counseling and social work classes. Prior to teaching he was in pastoral ministry for 22 years. For 13 of those years he was the Pastor of Families and Shepherding at the Moody Church. He has been married over 41 years and has two adult children.