Shane VanMeveren earned his Master of Divinity degree in 2008 from Sioux Falls Seminary, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He then went on to pursue a PhD in Renewal studies with a concentration on the High Middle Ages at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is currently in the dissertation phrase of the degree. In addition to academics, he has also served as pastor in three churches in the upper Midwest and presently serves as solo pastor of a vibrant church in the small community of Freeman South Dakota. He has a variety of research interests, which include medieval theology and history, patristics, pastoral theology, homiletics, pastoral ministry, and World Religion just to name a few. He has taught as associate instructor of church history at Sioux Falls Seminary and taught World Religion at Kilian Community College in South Dakota. He is blessed with a wonderful wife of twenty-two years as well as two beautiful children, Dylan and Sienna.