Shane was saved at a very young age and later had doubts about his salvation. At the age of twelve he got assurance of his salvation at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp. At the age of thirteen he then surrendered to the ministry. Being in a military family, he grew up in many different Baptist Churches, from New Mexico to New York. God called him to be a missionary in August of 1994 while on a missions trip to Peru. He afterwards attended Massillon Baptist College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in May of 1997.
Kathy was saved at the age of eleven in Lansing, Michigan, where she faithfully served and attended Parker Memorial Baptist Church under Pastor Don Green. With a deep burden for missions, she attended Massillon Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Religious Education in May of 1997. Kathy Taught at a Christian School for a year after graduating from Bible College. Shane went to Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp and worked as a camp counselor for the summer of 1997. They were then married in January of 1998. They started deputation in 1999 and headed to Peru in October of 2002.
Their fist year was spent in Arequipa where they were able to learn the language, while working with Bro. David Bolos. The following two years were spent in Lima, where they worked with Bro. Joe Kotvas in the deaf ministry. They were able to learn sign language while there. They have now been in Cajamarca for two years, and have had the opportunity to plant their first church and see it start to grow. They look forward to being able to start new works around the area as well. They would also like to see the deaf of Cajamarca reached as there is no one dedicated to working with the deaf in this area. There have been works in the past for the deaf, but they have all fallen apart. There are also many outlying villages that they would like to reach with the Gospel and see new Independent Fundamental Baptist churches planted. They have also been involved in helping promote the Reina Valera Gomez Spanish Bible (RVG – revised by Dr. Humberto Gomez) through electronic means. Please pray for Peru, the time is short and the coming of our Lord is at hand.