Shane is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus, a husband to Cheryl for over 18 years, and a father of three teenagers.  Shane and his family live in the Des Moines, IA area having moved back almost 10 years ago after living out of state for awhile in Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Shane has been involved in youth ministry since 1992 in church, para-church, and Christian school settings, and currently works with juvenile offenders in the Des Moines Metro area with Serve Our Youth Network.  He has also been an interim pastor for a local Evangelical Free Church and provides pulpit supply for area churches.  Shane also serves as the  Communications Director for American Principles Project with their  Preserve Innocence Initiative.  Shane was recently recognized byCampaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa because of his political blogging. Shane's also the founder of Caffeinated Communications Network which hosts his family of blogs and his communications consulting work.  The blogs consists of Caffeinated Thoughts (founded in 2006), Caffeinated Theology (founded in 2010), Caffeinated Carolina (launched in December of 2012) and Iowa Grounds (launched in December of 2012).see more