Fr. Michael Varlamos was born in Highland Park, Michigan on August 14, 1962. He graduated from Livonia Bentley High School in 1980. He pursued studies in electrical engineering at Schoolcraft College and Lawrence Technological University. Before completing his engineering studies Fr. Michael decided to seek studies in Orthodox Theology at the Hellenic College in Brookline, MA where he received several academic honors. He graduated in 1987 as Valedictorian of his class with a BA in Religious Studies.