Dr. Barbara Edema, who has written The Pastor Maggie Series, has been a pastor for 23 years. The series is about a fictional church and is based on her days serving many delightful and frustrating parishioners. Pastor Maggie is young, impetuous, emotional, and clumsy—not to mention she’s also a crazy cat lady. She steps into ministry full of Greek and Hebrew but short on life experience. She learns quickly! To Love and to Cherish is Book One of the series; it is based on the real city of Chelsea, Mich. Dr. Edema is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. She lives in DeWitt, Mich.