Roger P. Minert served in the West German Mission and earned a BA in German from BYU. He earned an MA in German literature and a PhD in German language history from Ohio State University. After teaching German at the high school and college level, he joined the faculty of BYU as an associate professor of Church History and Doctrine. The author of many articles and books on German pedagogy and family history, he recently published a book on the East German Saints in World War II entitled In Harm’s Way. Roger and his wife, Jeanne, live in Provo, Utah.