Linda Merrick grew up in Hammond, Indiana, near Chicago. She attended Purdue University Calumet where she studied Elementary Education and worked for her college newspaper as Production Manager and later Managing Editor. In 2008 she decided to take some time oﬀ from university to attend Ambassador Bible Center. After ABC she stayed in Cincinnati, Ohio, to finish her Bachelor of Science degree at University of Cincinnati. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught preschool for four years.
Active in the ministry of Jesus Christ for more than four decades, Victor Kubik is a long-time pastor and Christian writer who, together with his wife Beverly, has served in pastoral and administrative roles in churches and regions in the American Midwest, Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition to his broad speaking role, he regularly contributes to church publications and writes a blog for the Beyond Today and UCG web sites. He was named president of the United Church of God in 2013 by the Church’s 12-man Council of Elders.