Joan Guntzelman holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of New Mexico and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati. For many years she was a nurse and nursing supervisor. She has written Blessing Life's Losses: Letting Go and Moving On, 124 Prayers for Caregivers, God Knows You're Grieving, and Caring for Those Who Suffer: A Retreat With Mother Teresa and Damien of Molokai.
Lou Guntzelman was a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati who served as a parish priest and pastor, high-school teacher, seminary professor, hospital chaplain, and retreat director. He wrote a weekly newspaper column in the Greater Cincinnati area as well as the books So Heart & Mind Can Fill: Reflections for Living and The Country Called Life.