Buechner was produced by Molly Collins Phelps and Rob Collins. Molly was inspired by a PBS interview of the late Malcolm Muggeridge to see that something similar was done for one of her favorite writers, Frederick Buechner. After the interview, Buechner wrote: "I enjoyed the occasion greatly (which I usually don't)—most particularly the young woman, Molly Collins, who asked the questions—and suspect it's the best interview I've ever had." Phelps graduated in May 2007 from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Prior to her seminary education, she worked in philanthropy in New York, NY and Winter Park, FL. Raised in DeLand, FL, she now works and lives in Jacksonville, Florida.
Rob Collins operates Rob Collins Productions. He works and lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Mary Kay, a Presbyterian minister, and their three children.