Rev. Shedlock is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He is an alumnus of Purdue University. He attended Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri where he earned his MDiv degree in 1987. He has served as a local church pastor as well as a professional hospice chaplain. In addition, Rev. Shedlock has worked as a bereavement specialist for a local hospice program. He has been an ordained clergy of the United Church of Christ for 25 years.