Dr. Thomas Shane is a graduate of Yale and Vanderbilt Divinity School. For 30 years he was as a board certified hospital chaplain (APC) and a certified clinical pastoral educator (ACPE). His chaplaincy was divided between a psychiatric hospital and a large medical/trauma center. Dr. Shane also worked as a commissioned law enforcement officer, as a chaplain to several agencies. His work in law enforcement took him into the usually hidden worlds of violence, suffering, moral issues and disaster, and here he brought pastoral comfort where it was most needed but least expected.