The Rev. Peter Watson Jenkins, the son of a Methodist minister, was raised in Bath, England. After training as a school teacher and then doing hospital work as a conscientious objector, he attended Cambridge University to read theology and to train for the Congregational ministry. He was ordained in 1963 and served six parishes in Britain and America. From 1966-69 he was minister in charge of the pacifist (British) Fellowship of Reconciliation. He was active in community relations, broadcast ministry, and high school religious education.Now retired, Peter works as a clinical hypnotherapist and writer. He is married to Sonia Ness who is a musician and fellow hypnotist. He has two children, one stepchild, and three grandchildren. The couple live in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.