Jill grew up in Tucson, Arizona with two older brothers and her parents. She loves sports and especially cheers for Minnesota Teams (Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves) and the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!). Jill enjoys working at St. Anthony Park Lutheran where she is a Lutheran pastor. In her spare time she watches clips from The Ellen Show, plays flag football, challenges Gretchen to board game tournaments, snuggles with Petunia, and eats plenty of ice cream.
Gretchen grew up in Northfield, Minnesota (town of Cows, Colleges, and Contentment) with her younger brother and parents. She identifies as a nerd and loves reading (especially Young Adult fiction and fantasy novels). Gretchen works at House of Hope Lutheran Church in New Hope as a Lutheran Pastor. In her spare time she likes to sit in the sunshine (preferably with coffee), eat Haribo gummy bears, make her friends laugh, walk around Lake Como (with Petunia and Jill), beat Jill at board games, and shimmy to her heart’s content in Zumba classes.
Petunia is a rescue dog that Jill and Gretchen adopted when she was 5 years old. She’s now 10! She is a cuddly cocker spaniel who does great with kids, especially when they drop food for her. Yum!