Michael Chamberlain was born in 1944 in Christchurch, New Zealand and lived in Ellesmere, Canterbury, a rich farming district in New Zealand, until 1965. Michael graduated with a BA in Theology from Pacific Union College, California and an MA in Religion from Andrews University, Michigan in 1982. This was followed with a Bachelor of Teaching from Avondale College in 2002 and with a PhD in Education from the University of Newcastle in 2002. Formerly an ordained minister in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Michael is a social historian and analyst of Seventh-day Adventist Church culture, a professional archivist, English teacher, researcher and literary analyst. He is also a public speaker.