J.R. was born in Racine, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, double majoring in Finance and IT, and received an MBA from Marquette University. J.R. lives with his wife Amber, son Reggie, and daughter Rya. J.R. is a passionate Chicago Bears & Cub fan and Chick-Fil-A fanatic.
Mary was born in Minneapolis, MN, and attended the University of Minnesota. She currently lives with her "Chicago Bears loving" husband Mark of 20+ years, as well as her own in-house youth group, teenage sons Christian and Charlie and daughter TJ. Her oldest son Sam is currently working and residing in St. Paul, MN.