Shane Vander Hart

Welcome to Shane Vander Hart’s newsletter! Where Shane gives you a piece of his mind on matters of faith, culture, media, politics, and public policy.

Shane Vander Hart is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Cheryl, and a father of three grown children.  Shane and his family in the Des Moines Metro.

Shane is the founder of 4:15 Communications, a full-service marketing and PR firm located in Des Moines, Iowa. We specialize in helping small businesses, churches, non-profit groups, political organizations, companies, and political campaigns.

Shane has 20 years of working in non-profit organizations, and ten years of public relations and marketing experience. He is also an experienced public speaker and trainer.

Shane also founded in 2006 Caffeinated Thoughts, a multi-contributor site that provides “stimulating Christian & conservative commentary” on culture, current events, faith, and politics where he writes on a daily basis and serves as editor-in-chief. He also launched in 2020 The Iowa Torch, a news site focused on Iowa politics. Shane has also contributed to The Des Moines Register, POLITICO, The Hill, Daily Caller, and Fox News.

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Follower of Christ, Husband, Dad to three adult children, dog Dad to two crazy canines, founder/owner of 4:15 Communications, Caffeinated Thoughts, and The Iowa Torch.