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  • Bob Ahrens

    Bob became a Meher Baba lover in 1969, while studying ancient Chinese history at Harvard. He later taught elementary and high school in Milwaukee and Atlanta before deciding to become a doctor.

    This latter decision, despite its rigors, turned out to be a fortunate bit of karma, for it later afforded Bob the wonderful opportunity to care for the mandali in India (and Myrtle Beach) starting in the early 1990s and to stay at Meherazad many times since then.

    Bob was a member of the Meher Center board in the 1990s and, since 2004, has been a member of the board of Meher Fund, which supports the Meher Free Dispensary begun by Meher Baba’s personal physician, Dr. Goher, at Meherazad.

    Bob lives in Athens, Georgia, and has two wonderful daughters, Jenna and Alana.

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  • Buck Busfield

    Buck, like so many of his generation, came to Baba in the early 1970’s. He works in Sacramento, California as a theater producer, director and playwright. In 2010 his play, I Will Be Yours, was performed at Meherabad in celebration of Baba’s Birthday. In 2014 Buck returned to Meherabad with the B Street Theatre’s production of Around the World in 80 Days. Buck makes his home in Sacramento with his wife Mehera. They have one daughter, Priya.

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  • Ann Conlon

    Ann met Meher Baba in India in 1961 and 1962. She was a reporter and editor for a New York State newspaper for many years before moving to Myrtle Beach in 1971, worked at the Meher Spiritual Center for seven years and at Sheriar Press’ Book Division for fifteen years. She was a member of the Meher Spiritual Center Board of Directors and a member of the Sheriar Foundation Board of Directors.

    Ann passed away October 19, 2005.

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  • Wendy Haynes Connor

    Wendy first met Meher Baba as a child at the Meher Spiritual Center in 1958, and then again in 1962 in India at the East-West Gathering. She moved with her family to Meher Center in 1966. With a background in special education and theater, Wendy worked for a social outreach theater company in Washington, D.C. for thirteen years. She later became a national consultant in educational theater. Wendy now volunteers at Meher Center, where she lives with her husband, Buz. She also volunteers with disadvantaged families in the larger Myrtle Beach community.

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  • Bruce Felknor

    Bruce Felknor heard of Meher Baba in 1979, while on a post-college European tour. Since then, he’s visited India over 30 times and made numerous trips to Meher Center at Myrtle Beach. He’s had lots of opportunities to spend time with Baba’s Mandali and volunteer in various capacities at the Meher Baba Trust in India.

    He currently serves on the Board of Meher Fund, Inc., which supports the Meher Free Dispensary at Meherazad, and is a past board member and regular member of the Meher Baba Information Center of Chicago.

    He lives in Chicago with his spouse, Jeanne (nee Nordeen) and their dog, Rumi, and works as a software engineer.

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  • Billy Goodrum

    After exploring several spiritual paths Billy was simultaneously thrilled (Baba!) and relieved (no more back-wrenching Zen Meditation!) to learn of Meher Baba from the book Listen, Humanity which he stumbled on in a used bookstore over 20 years ago. Billy and his wife Pamela were manager/caretakers at Meher Mount in California for two years around the turn of the century.

    Billy presently resides in Asheville, NC with his wife and children Rose and Ben and makes his living writing and performing music, mostly for films.

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  • Preeti Hay

    Preeti Hay grew up in Bombay, India. She is a third generation Baba lover, her grandparents Prem and Girja Khlinani came to Meher Baba in the 1950’s and so began the family’s association with the Avatar. Preeti grew up in an active Baba environment and feels blessed for it. She studied Mass Media and English Literature and worked as a lifestyle journalist in Bombay before moving to America.

    She now works at the Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she lives with her husband and son. Reading and writing are her passions in a busy world of working full time and chasing her growing toddler.

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  • Jenny Keating

    Jenny met Meher Baba as a child, in Australia when He visited there in the 50s, and at the East West Gathering in India. She grew up at Meher House Sydney Australia, the home built for Meher Baba by Francis Brabazon, where Baba stayed and worked during His first visit to Australia in 1956.

    She lives now with her husband Ross next door and helps with the care-taking of Meher House and the organisation of events that take place there.

    Along with raising two daughters, Roshan and Nadya, during the nineties Jenny worked in an import business and travelled often to India, taking the opportunity to include a visit to Meherabad and Meherazad and spend time with Meher Baba’s Mandali.

    She and Ross are now happily retired.

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  • Steve Klein

    Steve first heard about Meher Baba when he was in college in the 60s. His roommate told him that someone named Meher Baba, in India, had taken on the heart attacks of a group of people simultaneously and had lived. This intrigued Steve who eventually found out more about Baba, some of which was even true.

    Feeling completely helpless to put any of Baba’s suggestions into practice, he decided the only solution was to go to India to catch love from those who had it. He went in 1972 and for most of the next three decades went back every year and stayed for as long as he could manage. He didn’t manage to catch love himself, but he certainly saw it in action.

    He helped Bal Natu with his writing and also helped put out three collections of stories Eruch would tell in the hall. He is currently hosting a radio show on Baba Radio entitled Welcome to My World and lives a fairly secluded life in the woods of New Hampshire where the chances of him doing much damage are slight although his foster children might dispute that.

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  • Juniper Lesnik

    Juniper Lesnik was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, into a Baba family. She first went to India in 1982, when she was 7, and has been there over 20 times. Juniper is a civil rights attorney in San Francisco, where she also dabbles in writing and the visual arts.

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