About the Author
Wayne Van Der Wal grew up outside Washington, D.C., in Northern Virginia (with times in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wyoming). He moved to the Reno/Lake Tahoe area of Nevada when he was twenty and never left. His ministry experience includes DivorceCare, jail ministry, men’s ministry, and youth group, and his professional experience includes being a school psychologist and counselor.
His ultimate joys are the love of God, sermons, worship, and talking with anyone who wants to talk about God. He also enjoys beaches, vineyards/wineries, traveling, running, and watching movies. His two children were part of the inspiration for writing The Gospel of Santa Claus by giving him a desire to illuminate and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with all.