Meet the Author

Christian Clifford earned a B.A. from the University of Great Falls (Montana) and M.A. from the University of San Francisco. He is a veteran Catholic school teacher and author of books about Catholic Church christian-clifford-head-shot_2010_2history in colonial California as well as numerous articles on the subject. He has been a guest speaker on radio and to school, church, and service groups.

In 2022, the story of his 800-mile pilgrimage of the California Missions Trail was highlighted by the Knights of Columbus in season 3 of EVERYDAY HEROES (“Walking in the Footsteps of St. Junipero Serra”).

He and his family live in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

                         Join him on social media @ MISSIONS1769.