Sue Mink is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and Carnegie-Mellon University. She has her home near Charlottesville, Virginia, but she’s often not there! She and her husband, Allan, a retired Air Force officer, have arranged their lives so that they can work entirely online. With that flexibility, they live in other cities around the world for three-month time blocks twice a year. In the past few years, they’ve lived in Florence, Italy; York, England; Krakow, Poland; Bocas del Toro, Panama; Barcelona, Spain; and Taipei, Taiwan, with many more places planned to visit.
Sue and her husband have two adult children, Jessica and Rob, and one grandson. She’s been writing for Cokesbury for over a decade and loves studying and researching God’s Word.
Clara K. Welch is an ordained deacon in the North Georgia Conference. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania; a master’s degree in Christian education and church music from Scarritt College in Nashville, Tennessee; and a master’s degree in theological studies from Candler School of Theology, Emory
University, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently, Clara serves her local church in the areas of pastoral care and Christian education. She and her husband, Brian, have one daughter, Rebecca Jo. As they adjust to life as emptynesters, Clara and Brian enjoy gardening, trying new recipes, hiking, and listening to their daughter’s stories about the life of a veterinarian.
Michael Whitcomb-Tavey is senior pastor at Parma Christian Fellowship Church in Hilton, New York. He has a BA in psychology from Southern Wesleyan University and an MDiv, with a specialization in biblical studies and biblical languages, from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Michael is married to Karissa and has three children: Noah, John, and Alithea. Outside of church and family, his hobbies include comic books, video games, reading, hiking, and playing chess.