Jo Ann Leavell is an active member of her congregation and community. During her marriage to Dr. Landrum P. Leavell II, president emeritus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, she taught classes for ministers' wives and conducted family life conferences with her husband. Leavell served as president of the Ministers' Wives of the Southern Baptist Convention, developed a training program for ministry wives at the Seminary, and received the Mrs. J. M. Dawson Award for distinguished ministers' wives. Leavell also authored Pelican's Joy in the Journey and Don't Miss the Blessing. She resides in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Joy Rust graduated from the John McCrady Art School. A former member of the New Orleans Art Association, Rust is the author and illustrator of Pelican's Old Homes of South Carolina.
Rhonda Harrington Kelley, who serves as associate director of Innovative Evangelism, Inc. in New Orleans, authored Don't Miss the Blessing Study Guide, also published by Pelican. She has written articles for Louisiana Baptist Message and Baptist Youth. Her husband, Dr. Chuck Kelley, is the president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.