Iva May served alongside her husband, Stan, with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Zimbabwe, Africa, where they learned about the Chronological Bible Storying evangelistic method under one of its pioneers, Dr. Jim Slack.

Returning to America, Iva took a seminary class, Chronological Bible Storying, and sensed the Lord moving her to modify this concept and develop the Chronological Bible Discipleship™ materials for women. Iva rejoices that God has used this tool over the past decade to increase women’s understanding of the big story in scripture and to interact with the Author of the Bible personally. Unpacking the rich theology from the stories by asking inferential questions enables women to understand the ways of God with His people, to address world view issues, and to possess a reproducible tool with which to equip others.

Married since 1982 to Stan May, a professor in the Missions Department at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church. They have three grown children: Jennifer, Jonathan and Steven.