David Shipley was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming. He currently teaches with Southland Academy in Lenexa, Kansas. After teaching a book club course in 2019 and 2020, he now teaches communication arts to 9th graders using IEW's Structure and Style for Students Year 1 Level C.
David holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. in Family Life Education from Lubbock Christian University. He has taken literature and writing courses at the doctoral level from Faulkner University's Center for Great Books and Human Flourishing.
David serves as Youth & Family Minister for the 151st St Church of Christ in Olathe, KS.