Raised in Gastonia, NC, Shane is a graduate of Gaston Community College in 1998; UNC-Chapel Hill in 2000 (B.A. Religious Studies); and Duke Divinity School in 2003 (M.Div). Ordained a United Methodist Elder in 2007, Shane has served the congregations of Harmony UMC in Harmony, NC (2003 - 08); Myers Park UMC in Charlotte (2008 - 13); Harrison UMC in Pineville (2013 - 18); and began his new appointment at Davidson UMC in 2018. Shane married his wife Christie in 2002. They have two children, Jordan, 12, and Davis, 9. You can catch Shane reading good theology, listening to music (preferably metal), and jeering the Duke Blue Devils (Go Heels!) whenever possible.