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Biography

I received my Masters of Divinity from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA.

Ordained 20 years, I have worked as a hospital chaplain, youth prison chaplain, high school teacher in the South Pacific as well as in parishes ranging from New York City to Nome, Alaska.

Today I’m a motivational speaker, life coach and business communications consultant. I help people learn healthy communication skills so they can develop and nurture satisfying relationships—both personal and business. In addition, I blog regularly with The Huffington Post and write a weekly column on communication and relationships for The Tolucan Times.

To learn more about this aspect of my work and to sign up for my free monthly e-zine dealing with communication topics, please visit JPR-Communications.com.

In addition to my coaching and training work, I teach cross-cultural and business communication classes at UCLA and Loyola-Marymount University.

Two nieces and five godchildren keep me balanced and grounded!

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