Author and Illustrator
Rock-A-Teller author Gerald Mittmann has worked with children in ministry since 1978, organizing and directing children's Bible camps, Sunday children's sermons, Awana clubs, and speaking at mid week elementary Christian school chapels. He graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary in 1986 with a Master of Divinity degree in Bible exposition, and then went on to receive his Doctor of Ministry degree from Talbot/Biola University in 2005. He has been a pastor to families and children in three evangelical churches, and has led several biblical drama teams to the mission fields of Mexico, Honduras, and Africa's Congo (DRC) to act out biblical plays which he wrote.
Illustrator Gregory Cannone received a BFA in Studio Art from Rutgers University. From his work with Jim Henson and the Muppets, to designing the unexpected for Nickelodeon, Gregory has been immersed in the world of children's product design and entertainment since 1984 as a Toy Designer and Inventor. In addition to creating a multitude of hit toys for the major toy companies, Gregory has been passionate about teaching with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Dubbed "The Preschool Whisperer" because of his unique skills inspiring young children, Gregory has served as a collaborator with the author Gerald Mittmann ministering to children for the past 11 years using some very unique ways of teaching. From a time machine that materializes living Bible characters to a 20 foot high volcano that shoots "lava balls" containing biblical questions, the team strive to make learning God's Word fun!