Ched Salasek was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His book, Dare to Surrender: From the Demons of Addiction to Freedom in Christ, is his first. Ched earned his B.A. from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and his M.A. from Grand Canyon University. He has spoken on various topics, which include marriage, forgiveness, and surrender. Ched and his wife, Nannette, have six beautiful children ranging in age from 23 to 12. They reside in Phoenix, Arizona and are parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle.