About Shane

Shane is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus, a husband to Cheryl for 19 years, and a father of three teenagers.  Shane and his family live in the Des Moines, IA area having moved back almost 10 years ago after living out of state for awhile in Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Indiana. Shane is […]

Continue Reading »


Shane can be contacted at…

Shane Vander Hart
P.O. Box 57184
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 321-5077

E-mail Shane

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message


Enter your email address below to receive the latest content from Shane via email.

Connect with Shane on the following social networking sites.

Most Popular Posts


By on March 11, 2012 in Life with No Comments
Worship by shane_vanderhart
Worship, a photo by shane_vanderhart on Flickr.

My family and I attend Grace Fellowship in Des Moines, IA. We’re a new church in an old building (we were given the old Grant Park Christian Church building which was built in 1928). If you attend church (and I hope you do) what do you like about yours?

I can list several. My pastor, Shawn Barr, has a tremendous heart and vision for outreach which I appreciate. That is coupled with the fact that he loves people.

Second, our church is also a loving church. They have been awesome as Morgan goes through cancer with their prayer and tangible support.

Third is our worship being a young and smaller church we are blessed by a phenomenal worship team led by Jake Hering. We are very fortunate to have him.

Is it a perfect church? By no means. I always loved the adage that if you find the perfect church don’t go because you’ll screw it up.

So what do you like about yours?

About the Author

About the Author: Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts.  He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in.  Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids.  Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter and Google +. .

Tagged With: , , ,

Don't Miss the Next Great Post

If you enjoyed this blog post, subscribe below, and you'll receive an automatic email update when we publish new content.