Fr. Michael Sliney, LC was a member of both ECYD and Regnum Christi with Fr. Lorenzo Gomez in Detroit, Michigan. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. He joined the novitiate in 1985, and was ordained in Rome by Cardinal Angelo Sodano on December 24, 1998. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome.
He spent 19 years of his ministry overseeing all the youth work in the greater Washington, DC area as well as the chaplaincy of the Lumen Institute. Since February 2013, he has been the Lumen chaplain for the Manhattan and NJ members as well as a group of Young Professionals in the City.