Gulley was raised in Danville, Indiana where he lives today with his wife, Joan, and their sons, Spencer and Sam, in a comfortable house with a welcoming porch. Many of his characters and recollections are taken from his boyhood in this small Midwestern town. Gulley attended Marian College in Indianapolis where he studied theology and sociology. He then enrolled at Christian Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity in 1992. While in seminary, he became the pastor of Irvington Friends Meeting in Indianapolis and began writing essays for the church's newsletter. Paul Harvey, Jr. received those newsletters and shared them with a publisher. A few months later, the publisher invited Gulley to publish his essays, which became his first book, Front Porch Tales. He has been writing ever since. He has been Pastor at Fairfield since 1999.
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From a young age Jennifer developed a deep appreciation of books and writing, and a reverence for nature. Reading and writing led her in to the world of newspaper journalism after graduation from Ball State University in Muncie, IN where she grew up. After years spent searching for meaning within organized religion and finding none, she took a 20 year sabbatical from church and focused on married life and being a mother to her two sons. During the years spent away from church, she found an increasing fascination with the study of theology and myth and made the decision to learn more about those subjects and be in community with like minded seekers. She enrolled in the Education for Ministry program offered through the University of the South in Sewanee TN and received her diploma in 2001. Through her studies and then by way of experience, Quakers impressed her with their stance on rejecting war, their simplicity in ways of living, acceptance of various faith traditions and life style choices, and equality of women inleadership and pastoral roles. In 2005 she became Associate Pastor and in 2009 became Co-Pastor.
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