Barry Shafer, founder and director of InWord Resources, has been active in student ministry for over 20 years, serving in positions that run the gamut of youth ministry - from volunteer to full-time youth pastor. The author of numerous small-group Bible studies and student devotionals, heï¿½s a frequent speaker and trainer at youth worker and student events nationwide. He and his wife, Dana, live in Ohio.
Michael Novelli has invested his life mentoring and inspiring high school students and youth workers. For more than 13 years he has led student ministries in local churches in the Chicago area. Michael now develops interactive resources, curriculum, experiences, and events to help students, educators, and youth workers learn in new ways. For several years Michael has been developing narratives and training to help others discover the art of "Storying," a dialogical approach to Bible learning. Much of his Storying work is available for free at www.echothestory.com. He, his wife Michele, and their son, Angelo, live in Elgin, Illinois.