Chris Highland

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Chris Highland has an M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Seattle Pacific University.  A former Protestant minister, he is a freethinker and humanist celebrant who worked as an interfaith chaplain for nearly 30 years in the SF Bay Area.  He and his wife Carol Hovis, a Presbyterian minister and former executive director of the Marin Interfaith Council, now live in Asheville, North Carolina where he teaches courses on Freethought at the Reuter Center (UNCA) and Blue Ridge Community College.

Chris writes a weekly “Highland Views” column for the Religion page of the Asheville Citizen-Times (USA Today affiliate).  His published books include Meditations of John Muir, My Address is a River and A Freethinker’s Gospel.  See