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Donna is a pastor, inspirational speaker, nutrition and wellness expert, published author, and international peace advocate. As a certified nutritionist, wellness coach, and martial artist she is the sole proprietor of Healthy Family Happy Life.
She co-founded Robert Schuller Ministries, Community Church of Orange County, Vital Living (RSM) Podcast, and Possibility Living Seminars, where she taught exercise and healthy eating, Balanced for Life/Possibility Living national radio program, The Robert Schuller Ministries, and The Gathering.
She is passionate about young people and has instructed elementary through high school students in sports, nutrition, and healthy living. She developed, implemented, and facilitated an after-school Divorce Recovery program for children.
Donna is an advisory member of The Global Peace Foundation and a founding board member of Global Peace Women. As such, she travels internationally and speaks passionately about self-discovery and inner- peace.
For several years she was a board member of Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach, meaning “best for women”. She was the recipient of the “Woman of Distinction” award for her extensive volunteer work.
Donna received an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from St. Paul Christian University for her work in family dynamics and health of body, mind, soul. They awarded her with the International Peace Medallion for her many years promoting global peace.
Her books include, "Healthy Family, Happy Life: What Healthy Families Learn from Healthy Moms," "A Legacy of Success, Building Hope For Tomorrow”, “Woman To Woman Wisdom," and "Fearless Women-Transform Negative Emotions into Positive Realities." She co- authored “How to Be An Extraordinary Person In An Ordinary World” and was contributing author to “Dump Your Hang-ups Without Dumping Them On Others” and “Possibility Living.”
Guideposts Magazine featured her article, “Make Your Home A Haven of Peace.”
Donna enjoys outdoor sports, weight-lifting, LaGree pilates, and hiking. She holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. She's an avid reader of historical fiction and when she's not traveling, she lives in Newport Beach, Calfornia or in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
She’s been married to Robert for 39 years and they have four married children and 9 grandchildren.