Michael Younker completed his Ph.D in Theology, Philosophy, and Adventist Studies from Andrews University in 2019. He also has a BA in History, and is completing an MA in Islamic Studies from Middle East University. Previously, he has been a chaplain and taught courses for Middle East University in Lebanon, as well as taught courses for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, both on campus in Michigan, and at off-campus locations such as Cernica, Romania. He has also supervised online courses for the Seminary in the Church History and Theology departments. He is a consulting editor for the online ministry The Compass Magazine, and the managing editor for the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society (JATS). He joined ASTR in 2019 as an Educational/Historical Research Specialist.