Cathy graduated from Catholic University's Drama Department in 1978 where she also taught dance and mime as part of the Hartke Conservatory. She was a member of the Street 70 Mime Troupe and the Round House Theatre Company in Maryland, and she worked professionally at Wagon Wheel Theatre in Indiana.Cathy co-authored Pilgrim and City Rising with her daughter Janice Landry, and assists her husband Dave in overseeing Christian Theatre Publications.
Janice enjoys writing, directing, and choreographing. She co-authored Pilgrim and City Rising with her mother, Cathy Mays, and Esther with her husband, Martin. The Landrys attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.