Normajean Hinders was a member of her former church for 16 years. In addition to teaching a number of biblical study courses, she served in the worship arts department and on the communion team with her husband, Duane. As a minister’s daughter, faith and practice surrounded her upbringing. Even though she was baptized at age 7, as an adult, she had to make another step of faith, becoming God’s daughter rather than His grandchild, as she learned about the power of the Holy Spirit.
Normajean is married to Duane, who is a retired professor from Foothill College and who also served as administrator and teacher within Palo Alto Unified School District. They have two married children and three exceptional grandchildren! Normajean and Duane are co-directors of a summer AP Teacher Training program. For recreation, they enjoy scuba diving as they experience God’s incredible underwater world in exotic, warm places.
As a professional counselor for over 30 years and as an author, Normajean has a passion for seeing how the Holy Spirit heals the soul and gives power to change direction in one’s life. She has also been a frequent speaker in training programs, at conferences and retreats both in California and through the country where she guides others to apply faith to practice.