Mary Male and Dave Grishaw-Jones

“Peace” is an action verb, not just a noun. Personal transformation and relationship building are paths to peace.

Stoney Brook and Christy Hightower
November 14, 2016 App Interview

Stoney Brook talks about how being a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago in 2014 touched and changed him in unexpected ways. Among other things the pilgrimage was the gateway to his setting up the first Veteran’s Treatment Court in...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nick Piediscalzi, a retired minister, talks about what brought him to Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz California. He admires the active, lively congregation here where people are not afraid to be vulnerable in church. Nick explains: “In...

Nicholas Piediscalzi and Christy Hightower
November 13, 2016 App Interview

Nicholas Piediscalzi, a retired United Church of Christ minister, talks to us about his personal experience and relationship to peace, as well as his work in peace-making in larger settings. As a minister in Chicago in the 1940s and 1950’s...

Curtis Reliford and Christy Hightower
November 6, 2016 App Interview

Curtis Reliford talks about overcoming racism and serious adversity to find and fulfill his life’s purpose which is helping those who are experiencing hard times: hurricane Katrina victims and the Navajo and Hopi people. Curtis describes how he follows his...

From battling addiction to trying to be the best mom, I’m really proud I didn’t give up.

Oyuny Bahena speaks with nurse Regina Vittore about her journey — from battling heroin addiction and homelessness while pregnant to becoming the strong mom she is today. She credits her Nurse-Family Partnership nurses that stuck with her and guided her...

Final Interview-

Talk with my JROTC Master Sergeant about life and the military

A conversation with my cousin Maura Collingwood in Huntington Beach, CA

I asked my mom’s 1st cousin about her early life, growing up on a farm in western Ireland and later studying, working as a nurse and raising a family in England, and how she came to be living in the...