Pastor Shawn Mathis grew up in Colorado. A few years after telling his ex-Air Force father he would never join the military, he joined the Air Force in 1990. This experience plus a wonderful marriage, strong church and six years of college and seminary finally matured him enough to write. He has studied and written about education, homeschooling and the family integrated church movement for several years. He homeschools, teaches at a homeschool cooperative and writes as the Denver Christian Perspectives Examiner at Examiner.com. He is the pastor at Providence Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Denver.