Gary Fugle grew up in southern California. In college, he fell in love with biology, and went on to receive his PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his last years of graduate school, Gary went through an unexpected transformation; his purely mechanistic view of our existence was replaced with a biblical understanding of a sovereign Creator-God. Gary has pursued his passion for biology as a professor in the California community college system. He has been honored with exceptionally high ratings and awards including, "Faculty of the Year" and "Educator of the Year." Simultaneously, Gary has been deeply involved in different evangelical Christian churches, the last twenty-five years in his local congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Throughout, he has intently studied the Bible, regularly led worship as a musician and speaker, and fellowshipped with fellow believers. Gary started writing Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide as a tool for students who struggle to integrate reasonable scientific findings with biblically faithful, Christian beliefs. Gary and his wife, Brenda, have a son and two daughters. They live in northern California where they love hiking in the mountains near their home.