Dr. Chris Halvorson
Chris Halvorson has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado Boulder and worked as a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder from 1987 through 2013. He discovered The Urantia Book in 1990, started leading a weekly study group in 1995, and then transformed it into a public discussion group of Perfecting Horizons Institute (PHI) in 2013. PHI is the educational outreach of Perfecting Horizons, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that serves inquisitive-minded people from all over the world, challenging them to discover fresh big-picture insights and new ways of thinking for themselves, encouraging them to draw a personal living philosophy out of an expanding relationship with true science and true religion, and to apply it to everything they do. Writings by Dr. Halvorson, plus video and audio recordings of his public discussion groups about The Urantia Papers, are available in the library at Perfecting Horizons Institute.
James Woodward discovered The Urantia Book in 1973. In the early 90s he began attending study groups and social events in Southern California, joining Urantia Association International (UAI) in 1993. Following a variety of volunteer positions in UAI, James joined the staff of Urantia Foundation in 2000. He served in the Reader Services Department for five years and then became Executive Director of UAI, serving until July 2008. He is a musician and continues to be involved in Urantia Book study groups and social activities.
Kermit Anderson, M.Ed., MA, has been a student of The Urantia Book since 1969. He is currently retired from 30 years of work in the field of medical genetics, genetic counseling and genetic screening with Kaiser Permanente health care program in Southern California. He currently serves as President of First Urantia Society of Los Angeles.
Brad is a lifelong student of The Urantia Book, having grown up in a household of readers. He has attended study groups in various cities, has wrestled with integrating its truths into his life, and now enjoys this weekly study with his co-hosts. Brad lives in the mountains of northern Arizona, where he is a mid-career scientist in a federal science agency.