Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin (1930-2008) was a prolific writer on a variety of pastoral care and spirituality concerns. He served at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Warners, New York. He previously was rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Syracuse, his hometown. Champlin is the author of the bestselling wedding Mass-planning resource Together for Life, as well as Slow Down and Preparing for Eternity.