Rev. Al Miles was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Anderson University, and his Master of Divinity degree at the Anderson School of Theology. Both institutions are located in Anderson, Indiana. Since 1993, Miles has worked for Pacific Health Ministry at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. He is an ethics consultant and chair of the hospital’s ethics committee, and serves as the Coordinator of the Hospital Ministry Department. He speaks frequently to nationwide audiences from a wide variety of fields on domestic and teen dating violence, and child abuse awareness, and on establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in professional relationships. Miles is the author of Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know, 1st and 2nd editions (Fortress Press, 2000 and 2011), Violence in Families: What Every Christian Needs to Know (Augsburg Books, 2002), and Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships: A Resource Guide for Parents and Pastors (Augsburg Books, 2005). Rev. Miles has been an ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) since 1983.