Alice Camille is a nationally known author, religious educator, and parish retreat leader. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, where she also served as adjunct faculty in ministry formation, preaching and proclamation. Alice has worked in parishes and campus ministry, supervised a shelter program for homeless women, and been active in ecumenical settings.
Alice writes the popular monthly commentary, "Exploring the Sunday Readings," and contributes to "Living With Christ" (Twenty-Third Publications). She collaborates on the homily series, "Prepare the Word," and offers daily reflections for "Take Five For Faith" and a regular column for VISION Vocation Network (all from TrueQuest Communications). She is the regular "Testaments" columnist for US CATHOLIC magazine. Her articles have also appeared in CareNotes, Catholic Digest, Catholic Update, CHURCH, Every Day Catholic, Finding God, GIA Quarterly, God's Word Today, In Good Faith/De Buena Fe, The Liguorian, St. Anthony Messenger, This Sunday's Scripture, Today's Liturgy and Today's Parish. Alice has worked with teams at Brown-ROA, Harcourt, Hi-Time/Pflaum, and RCL Benziger developing catechetical materials for use in parochial schools.
Her writing has earned numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Associated Church Press, and the interfaith Religion Communicators Council. Alice currently works as a full-time writer and speaker, and leads a Bible study at her home parish in the Southwest. She takes God seriously, and religion with a sense of humor.Sheldon Cohen
For more than thirty years, Shelly Cohen has been part of America's music community. Educated at Brooklyn College, The Julliard School of Music, and Hartnett School of Music, he became Assistant Music Director for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson in 1962 and remained so until Johnny's death in 1992.
His other television accomplishments include: Music Coordinator for the Emmy Awards and The Today Show's "Reflections of Irving Berlin and Richard Rogers." He also wrote and produced two Christmas Specials for NBC, "Christmas with Friends" and "Noel."
Shelly has also appeared as guest conductor with The Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, The Virginia Pops Orchestra, The Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and The Brentwood Symphony. In 1992 he formed the 80 voice New Horizon Singers and appeared in many venues in the Los Angeles area.
He is also the founder of The Pacific Pops Orchestra, a group of professional musicians who, in addition to concerts, are involved in many of Shelly's recording projects.
Recently, Shelly has become the Music Director for The San Fernando Valley Male Chorus and has formed his own swign band, The Swing Tones. In addition, he has produced and recording numerous albums for many major recording companies. Two of these were nominated for Grammy awards.
More recently, Shelly has branched out to write and produce shows for the stage. His altest were two shows for the West Valley Playhouse, "Klezmer Goes Hollywood" and "Once Upon a Time on Broadway." He is also a sought-after lecturer and in that capacity has toured both East and West coasts.