Rev. Gaven Mize is the Pastor of Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina. He graduated from Concordia University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry in 2007. He earned his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the same institution. Pastor Mize is the husband of Ashlee and the father of Oliver Augustine. This is Pastor Mize's first book and as with all works from his pen is for the edifying and building up of Augustana and his family.