David W. Shenk was born to pioneer Mennonite missionaries in Tanzania, and has invested a life-time in missions. For sixteen years he served within Muslim communities in Somalia and Kenya. At present he is Global Consultant with Eastern Mennonite Missions. His interest in Christian peacemaking and witness, especially among Muslims as well as secularist socities, has taken him into some 100 countries. He has authored or co-authored sixteen books on the mission of the church in our pluralist world. He holds a doctorate in religious studies education with course work in anthropology from New York University.