Daily Bible Study
Current Authors

Spring Quarter 2015
"The Spirit Comes"

For individual study


Lee Franklin is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a board certified chaplain (Association for Professional Chaplains). She currently serves as a hospice chaplain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A frequent contributor to Daily Bible Studies, she is also the author of A Pastor's Practical Guide to Funerals (Abingdon Press, 2013). She writes for publications, including Circuit Rider for United Methodist clergy, and PlainViews, a chaplaincy journal. Lee also leads workshops for laity and clergy on pastoral care, grief, death, and dying.

She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Warren Carter, a professor of New Testament. His books are available at Abingdon.com. They enjoy running, reading, and hiking. Lee and Warren have four adult children and one grandson.


Clara Welch ha served churches in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia as a diaconal minister and an ordained deacon. She is certified in the areas of Christian education and older adult ministry through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Following graduation from Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor's degree in music education, Clara taught music at Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. She then attended Scarritt College in Nashville, where she earned a master's degree in church music and Christian education. After several years of working the local church, she returned to school and earned an MTS at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Clara and her husband, Brian, have one daughter, Rebecca Jo. 


Wayne Reece has served pastorates in Texas, Indiana, and Michigan. He also was editor of Christian Action, Cross-talk, Self-Instruction Study Bible, and Adult Bible Studies for over ten years for The United Methodist Publishing House. Wayne has written numerous curriculum articles over the years, and he also wrote the biweekly column for the International Lesson Series in the Michigan Christian Advocate. He currently writes for Mature Years. Wayne loves to read and study the Bible. He and his wife, Jo, moved to Nashville, Tennessee, upon his retirement from the West Michigan Conference. They have four daughters, 14 grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.