Michèle Phoenix

  • Mentor
  • Writer
  • Speaker

born in France to a Canadian father and an American mother, Michèle is a consultant, writer and speaker motivated by a deep passion for Third Culture Kids. After teaching for twenty years at Black Forest Academy (Germany), she launched her own ministry, equipping TCKs for flourishing, while offering those who care for them the information they need to love them well. Michèle travels globally to consult and teach, drawing from her thirty years of experience in TCK spaces. In her spare time, Michèle writes novels, which have been published in the United States, Canada, Norway and Poland. She loves good conversations, mischievous students, French pastries and paths to healing.


Are you a Missionaries’ Kid (MK)? The parent of an MK? Do you work with MKs and would you benefit from some insight into their strengths and struggles? Click the Ministry tab to access the resources I offer and go to Speaking / Consulting to invite me to participate in the work you’re doing.


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Cancer stole everything from Ceelie—her peace of mind, her self-image, perhaps even her twenty-three-year marriage to her college sweetheart, Nate. Without the support of Darlene, her quirky elderly friend, she may not have been able to endure so much loss.   So when Darlene’s prognosis turns dire, Ceelie can’t refuse her seemingly impossible request—to find a WWII paratrooper named Cal, the father who disappeared when Darlene was an infant, leaving a lifetime of desolation in his wake.   The search that begins in the farmlands of Missouri eventually leads Ceelie to a small town in Normandy, where she uncovers the harrowing tale of the hero who dropped off-target into occupied France.   Alternating between Cal’s D-Day rescue by two young French sisters and Ceelie’s present-day journey through trial and heartbreak, Fragments of Light poses a timeless question: When life becomes unbearable, will you press toward the light or let the darkness win?   Find my book at these retailers!

Michèle Phoenix