Rev. Melvin E. Schoonover was former Dean of Continuing Education at New York Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty at NYTS, Dr. Schoonover served for over 10 years as Senior Minister at the Chambers Baptist Church in East Harlem, New York City. In 1983, Dr. Schoonover was the founding president of the South Florida Center for Theological Studies, which is now known today as the Florida Center for Theological Studies. Schoonover has written such books as 'I Am Not Afraid', 'Making All Things Human: A Church in East Harlem' and 'Letters to Polly'.