Elaine Robinson is Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology at St Paul School of Theology, Oklahoma City campus. She is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as pastor of Villages UMC in Oklahoma City. She is the author of several books, most recently Leading with Love: Spiritual Disciplines for Practical Leadership (Fortress Press, 2023)

Ann A. Michel has served on the staff of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership since early 2005. She currently serves as a Senior Consultant and is co-editor of Leading Ideas e-newsletter. She also teaches at Wesley Theological Seminary in the areas of stewardship and leadership. She is the co-author with Lovett H. Weems Jr. of Generosity, Stewardship, and Abundance: A Transformational Guide to Church Finance (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021) available at Cokesbury and Amazon. She is also the author of Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon, 2017), available at Cokesbury and Amazon.