Meet the Author

Christian Clifford loves to visit the California missions with his wife and son. He especially enjoys learning about the founder of the first nine missions, Saint Serra. This passion led him to write Saint Junípero Serra: Making Sense of the History and Legacy (CreateSpace, 2015). After its publication, Clifford took his son’s advice that he should write a book for children about Saint Junípero Serra. He recommended that it be called Who Was Saint Junípero Serra? (Tau, 2016).

In addition to writing articles in Catholic San Francisco, California Teacher, Today’s Catholic Teacher and the online publication Crux, Clifford has been a guest speaker to church and service groups and on The Busted Halo Show.

Clifford received a B.A. in Social Science from the University of Great Falls (Montana) and M.A. in Catholic School Teaching from the University of San Francisco. He has been a teacher in the schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco since 1997. christian-clifford-head-shot_2010_2