The Rev. Dr. James Asparro is a retired U.S. Navy chaplain who deployed in the Western Pacific several times during the cold war, and served as a navy chaplain with the fleet Marines. He was stationed stateside, in Iceland, and on sea duty in the Mediterranean. He has worked as a chaplain at Oregon State Hospital, Linfield College, and in the VA Health Care System. He was the pastor of an American Baptist church for four years before going on active duty with the navy. He holds degrees from University of Portland, Yale Divinity School, and Claremont School of Theology. He grew up in Portland, and lived there for many years with his family.
For a meditation at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist church in Portland Oregon, click below to hear about some of the experiences that led to the publication of Salt of the Earth a Portland Story, and its sequel, Obsessed, which will be published this year.
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