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Shane Hatfield grew up on a farm in Coweta, OK and graduated from high school in 2000. He attended Oklahoma State University where he was active in his fraternity and a few campus ministries. He graduated with a bachelors in education in 2005 and moved to Tulsa, OK where he worked as a teacher and coach from 2005-2010. Shari and Shane married in 2006 and joined RiverOaks Presbyterian Church. They helped with the youth group and taught Sunday school. In 2010, he left the education field and began working as the youth minister for RiverOaks and taking distance education classes through RTS. In 2014 he graduated with a Masters of Arts and Religion from RTS Global. Shari and Shane have three children, Tucker (2008), Emmarie (2011), and Frances (2014). The Hatfield's proudly call themselves Okies, and they enjoy pretty much every outdoor activity, eating good food, drinking good coffee, and throwing water balloons at each other.
Melissa hails from the great state of North Carolina where she lived for the majority of her life. She received her undergraduate degree in Meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. It was at NC State where she found Reformed University Fellowship and spent four beautiful years in that rich community. The NC State RUF interns had a huge impact on her growth as a person and follower of Christ and were what the Lord used to draw her to the RUF internship. Melissa is excited to spend two years in Stillwater with the students at OSU and looks forward to drinking lots of coffee with them.