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Ex-agnostic, ex-far-left radical, ex-university economics teacher, and ex-con.


While teaching economics at the University of Houston, she was arrested for armed robbery, March 22, 1969, and sent to prison with a 35 year sentence. A radical leftist, she worked for civil rights for black people and opposed the war in Viet Nam. The robbery was to fund an anti-war newspaper.

In prison, God convinced her he existed and she became a Christian. Later he called her "to preach good news to the poor." After paroling to California in 1976 she went to seminary and was ordained a minister in the United Methodist Church. She pastored 3 churches (1 Hispanic) which all grew rapidly, and taught "Fruitful Church Growth" to pastors in 2 states.

She also started and ran 2 large homeless shelters in Bakersfield and San Jose, and a charity in Austin to help people exit welfare. All had high success rates. In the process, step by step, she moved from left to right politically.

Though no longer actively pastoring a church, she consults and writes. Her story can be read (free) at It also can be purchased at

For more information, see:; and Marquis' "Who's Who In America."


christianity, the arts, church growth, missions. abortion and other culture-of-life issues. healthy family life, marriages, addicted and criminals and their families. economics, international affairs, criminal justice issues, poverty, walking. her family. good friends. cooking for them and seeing them enjoy the food. long-time health nut and news junkie., writing, books, politics, evangelism, church health, discipling, and children. good parenting. church involvement with the poor, warfare, its causes and cures, culture wars. music, some movies/theatre