Mary Loeks grew up in Japan, the daughter of missionary parents. After graduation from Wheaton College she taught at the elementary and pre-school levels for 11 years. Mary and her husband John live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where for 20 years she served as Minister of Education at Church of the Servant. She has three married children and five grandchildren. Mary has also written Devotions for Young Mothers, Christmas Activity Book, and Object Lessons for Children's Worship.