Don Hands was born in Brooklyn,attended Regis High School and then joined the Jesuit Order for 9 years. He left before Ordination and got a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and found a new faith home in the Episcopal Church. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1979. He worked with impaired clergy of all faiths in a Wisconsin residential treatment center for 7 years, then worked for 17 years as a psychologist counseling inmates in the WI prison system, retiring in 2009 as Psychology Director. He lives in Milwaukee and is active as a Chaplain and college instructor.