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Feasting on the Word Curriculum Editors

Carol Wehrheim, General Editor

Carol Wehrheim, 2001 APCE Educator of the Year, has been a writer or editor for more than a dozen curriculum series, for resources for young children through adults. A graduate of Southern Illinois University (BA) and McCormick Theological Seminary (MARE), she wrote Getting It Together, Giving Together, and The Baptism of Your Child: A Book for Presbyterian Families. A member of Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey, where she teaches sixth grade, she enjoys reading mysteries, going to auctions, and watching sports on TV.

Rebecca Grothe, Children's and Tweens Editor

Rebecca Grothe, editor of the Feasting on the Word materials for children and tweens, has been a developer and editor of Christian curriculum for more than twenty years. Her professional training includes the University of Illinois (BS El Ed) and Wartburg Theological Seminary (MA). On-the-job training includes working as an elementary school teacher, missionary, and Christian education director, and serving as a volunteer Sunday school teacher in many settings. Rebecca lives in Moorhead, Minnesota, with her husband, Paul, who farms. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she enjoys being a children's ministry volunteer. She likes to relax by walking, sewing, reading, and tending the large garden on the family farm.

Michael Harper, Youth Editor

Michael Harper, MA, is the associate general editor for Congregational Ministries Publishing, where he edits and develops youth and young adult Christian education curriculum. Michael has served churches in Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky as director of youth ministries and enjoys being involved with national youth conferences and leading educational workshops throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). His passion for curriculum stems from a desire to connect children, youth, and adults with the transforming love of the triune God. He loves eating Tex-Mex, talking around a campfire late at night, hanging out with his wife and daughter, and cycling on the banks of the Ohio River.

David Maxwell, Adult Editor

David Maxwell is also executive editor of Geneva Press, TheThoughtfulChristian.com, and ThePresbyterianLeader.com. David grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has spent most of his adult life on the East Coast and in South America. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and has worked in an ecumenical Latin American street ministry in New York City and taught at an interdenominational seminary in southern Chile. After seven years of coordinating the international education office in the Presbyterian denominational offices, David joined the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation in January 2005. He enjoys biking and walking to work on most good weather days, canning enough tomatoes in the summer to last all year, and living in a very diverse community in Louisville. He is a minister member of the Presbytery of Mid-Kentucky.

Mark D. Hinds, Music Editor

Mark D. Hinds, EdD serves Congregational Ministries Publishing as general editor. Educated at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Mark has served churches in Texas and Virginia. He edits The Present Word adult Bible study, We Believe for children, and books for Witherspoon Press. His greatest joy comes from spending time with his son and daughter.

Donald K. McKim, Joining the Feast Editor

Donald K. McKim is executive editor for theology and reference for Westminster John Knox Press and editor of These Days. He is also editor for Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding, the adult curriculum of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Dr. McKim is a Presbyterian minister who has been a seminary theology professor and an academic dean. He is the editor and author of a number of books on Reformed theology, including Introducing the Reformed Faith; Presbyterian Beliefs: A Brief Introduction; Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers; and The Westminster Handbook to Reformed Theology. He lives with his wife, LindaJo McKim, in Germantown, Tennessee. They have two grown children.