Sally Pickard graduated from Northwestern College with a BA in Speech. She has taken additional courses in writing and counseling. Sally and her husband, Maurice, served as missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship and the Liebenzell Mission in Irian Jaya, the Micronesian Islands and Southern Africa. She has led many Bible study and prayer/support groups, and has also spoken at many retreats and seminars. Sally married Maurice on Valentine's Day, 1959, and they have three sons and seven grandchildren.
Brenda Dulmage is a Registered Nurse with an AD in Nursing from Rhodes State College. Her nursing experience has been mostly in Home Health and Hospice, specializing in Geriatrics. She has presented seminars, women's retreats and Bible studies on various subjects including Grieving, Friendships of Women and Temperaments. Brenda and her husband, Duane were married in 1967, and have two children and three grandchildren.
Why write Vessels and Flowers?
Brenda has had a great desire to teach about the inborn differences in women's temperaments and how that relates to family relationships. She has studied research about biological factors that explain genetic makeup. Her medical training and nursing experience give her a unique perspective on this subject. Because Sally served for many years on the mission field, she saw how missionaries functioned differently. She also observed how conflicts arose because of these differences. This gave her a desire to do research on how we function within the Body of Christ