Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author with Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches over four million women daily. She has authored sixteen books, including Keep it Shut and Reach Out, Gather In.
Cary Schmidt serves as the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, Conn. He and his wife, Dana, have been blessed with three children, three grandchildren, and have enjoyed thirty years of marriage and ministry together. Cary’s passion is to love God, love his family and church family, develop spiritual leaders, and point people to Jesus Christ—through teaching, preaching, and writing. He has authored more than a dozen books and hosts the Leading in the Gospel podcast.