Author Bio (Long)

Author Bio

 Herman McElfresh (Pen name: JR McElfresh)

A retired business professional, he now writes full-time. He is a twenty-eight year veteran of distribution and materials management and another ten years in real estate sales and management. He attained the position of plant manager in his primary vocation and became a broker and vice-president of a national real estate company before retiring a second time in 2007.

In his primary vocation, he became well-trained in writing business plans, training materials and proposals for million dollar projects. Before his retirement, he became a lifetime member of two vocational associations. Along with his professional vocations, he did volunteer work as a teacher and deacon minister for his church. He has been in that volunteer position for more than thirty years.

In 2002, his teaching ministry began to take on a new form as a writer and author. His first book, SpiritQuest: Our War with Choices was published in June 2004. His second book, SpiritQuest 2: Interface with Creation is scheduled to be published in mid-September 2012.

With his philosophy degree at DCJC and continued studies at Baylor have increased his passion for seeking truth, philosophy and theology.  He is presently working on several more books. These include an eBook about words and their use and another sequel to the SpiritQuest Book series. Information on the books can be found at and ministry information can be found at For further information, he can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn with a search for Herman McElfresh.

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