Michael Gerald Ford
(born March 14, 1950) is the oldest of four children of former U.S. president Gerald R. Ford
and his wife Betty Ford
He is a minister, and leads the Office of Student Development, which oversees all student organizations at Wake Forest University
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA
, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
, 1984). He was the president of Sigma Chi
while a student at WFU. President Ford, when he was still in Congress, spoke at his son's commencement.
He married Gayle Ann Brumbaugh (born 1951) on July 5, 1974. The Fords have three daughters, Sarah Joyce (born 1979), Rebekah Elizabeth (Bekah, born 1982), and Hannah Gayle (born 1985). Sarah married Blake Goodfellow in 1999. They have four children, Riley Ann (born 2001), Ford William (born 2003), Brady Michael (born 2005), and Tyler Elizabeth (born 2008). Bekah married Clay Cooke in 2004. They have a daughter, Ever Elizabeth (born 2010).
- Wead, Doug, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3