Before opening the Hearts & Minds Bookstore, Byron worked in college ministry for the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach), working on staff of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport, PA, as well as being an Associate Director of the Thomas Merton Center in Pittsburgh. He and his wife opened Hearts & Minds, an independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA in 1982, and besides managing the small town shop, he has served congregations, denominations, and organizations as conference booksellers, has spoken extensively about relating Christian faith to society, at Christian colleges, church retreats, and events such as the Redeemer Center for Faith & Work conference and the Colorado Christian Business Alliance Thrive Conference. He has written for several print and on-line journals, including Comment, Capitol Commentary, and Sojourners. They have set up large book displays at conferences for CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts), The Redeemer Center for Faith and Work, Q, Evangelicals for Social Action, the C.S. Lewis Institute, and the CCOs annual Jubilee Conference, although most days they labor with their team as small businesses retailers. He edited a book for young adults called Serious Dreams: Big Ideas for the Rest of Your Life (Square Halo Books.) Byron reviews books regularly at BookNotes, the Hearts & Minds blog/newsletter. (www.heartsandmindsbooks.com.) He attends First Presbyterian Church, York, PA.