Meet the Board

Member Bio

Mike McDonald


Board term: 2019 - 2022

Mike McDonald is Chairperson of the Board of Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse.  Mike and his wife, Sandra, have been involved in Safe Harbor since the winter of 2004-2005 when the organization first started providing winter shelter in multiple area churches.  He has served on the Board of Directors since the organization incorporated in 2014 and has been Chairperson of the Board since 2017.  


Mike was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business from Purdue University.  He had a 33-year career in the Computer Services industry as a software engineer, manager, and executive. After retiring, Mike and Sandra moved to Traverse City in the fall of 2002, where they have been involved in several ministries to those experiencing homelessness.


Mike and Sandra have three grown children and four grandchildren. They are active members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse.