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.
Ashlee is the go-to accountant and overall lover and nurturer of the children at Celeste Henkel Elementary School in Troutman, North Carolina. She has written articles for Lutheran Women's Quarterly and Sophie Women's Magazine. She also is the co-author of the upcoming children's book, "God Loves Me Such That He Would Give."
Ashlee is the wife of Gaven and proud Momma Bear of Oliver Augustine. Ashlee is proud to be called a member of Augustana and gives thanks to God through His Son Jesus Christ for bringing such wonderful people to kneel with her to receive the grace and mercy in Holy Communion.
Oliver Augustine Mize, aka, Skeletor Peanut, is a baptized child of God and nothing better could be said about him until his Lord calls Him out of the grave. Then, nothing better could still be said about him.