Tyrell was born in Mid-Missouri and studied children’s ministry at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO. Tyrell is proof that free t-shirts really do work—he first connected with ICI in 2008 having been given a t-shirt two years previously at the Urbana ‘06 Missions Conference. Today, Tyrell works as ICI’s Program Director. He is married to Rachel and has three daughters, Kaylah, Josephine, and Morgan, all of whom are avid gymnasts. The Shoemaker family hobbies include photography, Cardinals Baseball, and eating Chik-Fil-A.