Richard Exley is a man with a rich diversity of experiences. He has been a pastor, conference and retreat speaker, as well as a radio broadcaster. In addition he has written more than 30 books. The Methodist Episcopal Church USA and the National Clergy Council Board of Scholars awarded him the Doctorate of Divinity honoris cause for his life's work in ministry and writing. As a boy, Richard lived part-time with his widowed grandmother where he learned the art of storytelling, a craft that enables him to touch the heart through both his writing and speaking. He loves spending time with his wife, Brenda Starr, in their secluded cabin overlooking picturesque Beaver Lake.