Kathryn (Kat) Banakis is an Episcopal priest in the Chicago area and holds two degrees in religion from Yale University. She is a winner of the Associated Church Press Award for Excellence, and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Refl ections, and many other print and online publications.
Jeffrey M. Gallagher is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as pastor of the First Congregational Church of Kittery Point, United Church of Christ in Kittery Point, Maine since 2003.
Michelle Kallock Knight is the associate pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Michelle has a certifi cation in women’s studies and has served Calvary for eleven years. She lives in Avon, Indiana, with her husband and daughter.
Todd Outcalt is the senior pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Indiana. He is author of twenty-two books in six languages, including The Best Things in Life Are Free, The Healing Touch, Candles in the Dark, and Before You Say “I Do.” He also writes for many magazines, including The Christian Century, Rev!, YouthWorker, and Together. Todd lives in Brownsburg with his wife, Becky, and their two children..
MaryAnn McKibben Dana is pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church, a small and growing congregation in Falls Church, Virginia. She is a frequent retreat and workshop leader and has written for a variety of books and publications, including Feasting on the Word, Presbyterians Today, and Religion Dispatches. Her book, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time, will be released by Chalice Press later this year. MaryAnn is married to Robert Dana and is mother to three children ages 9, 6, and 4.