Skye and his wife, Amanda, have been friends since high school. They were married in 1999 and currently live in Wheaton, Illinois, with their three children, Zoe, Isaac, and Lucy. Skye’s father immigrated to the United States from India in 1970 to complete his medical training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. His mother was a nurse and native Chicagoan. Growing up in a multiethnic home gave Skye a diverse outlook and broad exposure to cultures that continue to influence his speaking and writing. Before college, he had already traveled to nearly 30 countries on five continents. Skye grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and graduated from Glenbard South High School.
Skye earned a Masters of Divinity degree in 2001 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He served as a pastoral intern at a local church and a student chaplain at Lake Forest Hospital. Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is Skye’s undergraduate alma mater where he studied History and Comparative Religion with a special focus on Islam. He also studied Buddhism, Judaism, and Early Christianity. He served as a local church pastor for eight years.