Blake J. Neff is Visiting Professor of Communication at Indiana Wesleyan University and Pastor of the Van Buren United Methodist Church. He is the author of A Pastor's Guide To Interpersonal Communication (Haworth, 2006) and coauthor with Donald Ratcliff of The Complete Handbook of Religious Education Volunteers (Religious Education, 1993). He and Ratcliff also edited Handbook of Family Religious Education (Religious Education, 1995). In addition to preaching, Dr. Neff has taught public speaking for twenty years at a variety of Christian colleges and universities. He and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children. The couple currently resides in Van Buren, Indiana.