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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien
Joseph O’Brien was born in Freehold, NJ, and lives on a homestead with his wife and nine children in rural Soldiers Grove, WI. He is managing editor of Adoremus Bulletin, a short-story editor for Tuscany Press, Wellesley, Mass., and poetry editor and staff writer (Set 'Em Up Joe and Sheep and Goats) for the San Diego Reader, where his poetry has been published in the past. His poems also have appeared in the Kickapoo Free Press, Dappled Things, America, and Chronicles.

Articles by Joseph O'Brien

New Life Presbyterian: growing organically

New Life Presbyterian Church Contact: 615 West Citracado Pkwy., Escondido 760-489-5714 www.newlifepca.com Membership: 450 (pre-covid 720; online household views, about 150 a week). Executive Pastor: Robin Lee Age: 48 Born: Glendale Formation: University of California-Berkeley; ...

May 20, 2022
Crosspointe Life Church: empowering people, fulfilling destiny, and leaving a legacy

Crosspointe Life Church Contact: 8809 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa 619.464.3077 www.crosspointelife.org Membership: 160 Pastor: Craig Osborne (Co-pastor with wife, Renee Osborne) Age: 45 Born: Alberta, Canada Formation: Northwest Bible College (now Vanguard College), Alberta ...

May 6, 2022
Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim: “the community of the gates of heaven”

Kehillat Shaar HaShamayim Contact: 3232 Governor Dr., Suite K, San Diego 858-752-1025 www.kshsd.org Membership: 50 Rabbi: Yonatan Halevy Age: 32 Born: San Diego Formation: Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Baltimore, MD; Shehebar Sephardic Center, Jerusalem, Israel. ...

April 15, 2022
The Rosicrucian Fellowship: to know your spiritual astrology

The Rosicrucian Fellowship Contact: 2222 Mission Ave., Oceanside 760-757-6600 www.rosicrucian.com Membership: “Worldwide” President: Jean de Galzain Age: 73 Born: Perigueux, France Formation: Lycee Bertran de Born, Perigueux Years Ordained: 44 San Diego Reader: What is ...

April 1, 2022
Linda Vista Second Baptist Church: reaching the lost

Linda Vista Second Baptist Church Contact: 2706 Korink Ave, San Diego 858-277-4008 www.lvsbc.com Membership: 97 (pre-covid: 200-300) Pastor: Norris Jarmon Age: 64 Born: Pine Bluff, AK Formation: Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla, GA Years Ordained: 12 ...

March 18, 2022
March: “Kent House”

After a picture by Jamie Wyeth After arriving on Monhegan Island in spring 1906, Rockwell Kent bought a lot on Horn’s Hill overlooking the village and began to build himself a house, which he finished ...

March 4, 2022
Trinity Lutheran Church: why we love

Trinity Lutheran Church Contact: 7210 Lisbon St., San Diego 619-262-1089 www.tlcsd.org Membership: 100 Pastor: Richard Stark Age: 57 Born: National City Formation: San Diego Police Academy; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO Years Ordained: 10 (deacon); ...

Canyon Ridge Baptist: to engage, equip and encourage

Canyon Ridge Baptist Church Contact: 6866 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego 858-627-9394 www.canyonridgebaptist.com Membership: 250 Pastor: Chris Chadwick Age: 49 Born: Tucumcari, NM (raised in San Diego) Formation: Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA; Cedarville College, ...

February 18, 2022
A poem for February by Joseph O’Brien

After a picture by Jamie Wyeth February—(Februarius (mensis), (month) of purification februa>, expiatory offerings, poss. of Sabine orig.) —The American Heritage College Dictionary I In this trim girth of days came Valentine, A lover of ...

February 4, 2022
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