Rev. Michael Allen joined the Unification movement in San Francisco in 1971 and was a pioneer state leader in Wisconsin for three years. From 1976 to 1995, Michael worked in various management positions in the News World Communications publications and later at the Washington Times. Since 1995, Michael has been active in various Unification movement outreach programs, including the American Clergy Leadership Conference and AFP and currently serves as the pastor of the South Bay family church in San Jose, California.
Rev. Allen received the Marriage Blessing with Kikuno Suto at the 1800 couples Marriage Blessing Ceremony in Korea in 1975. They have three children.