Caleb Breakey is a former journalist and author of the new book, Called to Stay (Harvest House). He is a frequent conference speaker with a sincere passion to lead, challenge, and inspire others in discussions about relationships, the church, and radically following Jesus.
Ever since earning a degree in journalism at the age of twenty from Western Washington University, Caleb has published hundreds of articles in various publications (such as Chicken Soup, The Seattle Times, MLB.com, Christian Broadcast Network), been named a finalist for Sportswriter of the Year by the WNPA, and has interviewed numerous professional athletes and musicians, including Rogers Clemens, Derek Jeter, Jake Locker, Casting Crowns, and Emerson Drive. Caleb and his wife Brittney live in Washington State.
Judy Ducharme was a teacher for twenty-two years. Coming from a family of teachers, it seemed a natural fit. She retired in June of 2012. She grew up in the small lakeside town of Harrisville in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the youngest of four children. Following college, Michigan State University, Judy worked as an announcer at a Christian radio station near Lansing. She married Lee in 1975 and they lived in the Detroit suburbs of Berkley and Royal Oak until moving to Wisconsin’s beautiful Door Peninsula in early 1984.
At her first writers’ conference, Judy met Eddie Jones of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He was the one who suggested The Cheesehead Devotional. Anyone who knows Judy knows what a crazy Packer fan she is. So, combining two great loves—first and foremost her love for the Lord, and, secondly, her love for the Packers—seemed a perfect match. Several months later, The Cheesehead Devotional became a reality.