Meet Mitchell


Mitchell’s story begins where all of our stories begin—in the womb. However, his life was altered forever when his mother drank a supposedly innocuous glass of water during the first trimester of her pregnancy. They were living on Wurtsmith Air Force Base (AFB), Michigan, where his father was a Captain in the United States Air Force and B-52G Aircraft Commander. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

You can read Mitchell’s full story in his memoir, Overwhelmed, as told by his dad, mom, sister and brother.

About the Authors

Craig Lynn Minor – Dad

Craig and his wife, Carrie, live in Cedarville, Ohio. After retiring from the Air Force with twenty-two years of service, he took a job with a local defense contractor. When not at work, he enjoys woodworking and is currently learning to play the banjo. You can often find him sitting in his brown leather chair reading on his Kindle or helping his kids with their home renovation projects. Any chance he gets, he will head to the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to spend time with his family at the family cabin.

Carrie Ann Minor – Mom

Carrie lives in Cedarville, Ohio with Craig. She enjoys spending time with all her family, especially any and all of her nine grandchildren. Coffee, iced tea and/or hot tea keep her fueled each day. Crocheting and sewing are passions of hers when time allows. With the help of faithful friends, she is learning to knit.

Grace Minor Becknell – Sister

Grace lives in Cedarville, Ohio with her husband (an engineer and Navy Reservist) and their three children. Her oldest is an aspiring librarian, her middle dreams of being the first female President of the United States, and her son wants nothing more than to be just like his daddy. She is currently drowning in coffee, Legos, and remodeling projects on their 1850s farmhouse. You can often find her with a paint brush in one hand and a coffee cup in the other.

Levi Steven Minor – Brother

Levi graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law with his Juris Doctorate and a concentration in Business and Compliance law in May 2019. He passed the July 2019 Ohio Bar Exam and is now a licensed Attorney. He lives in Marysville, Ohio with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Lincoln and Creighton. When he is not working or playing golf, Levi loves spending time with Sarah at Target and playing football with his sons. Levi is an old soul. You can usually find him wearing a Mister Rogers sweater and white socks with his Birkenstock sandals.