Roy Gessford from San Diego, California, visited the Chaldean Museum, located at the Chaldean Cultural Center. It’s the world’s first and only Chaldean Museum, and I was so happy to give him a tour and to learn of the amazing work he’s doing as an author and a publish to preserve the Chaldean Aramaic language. Watch the 17 minute segment where he provides rich and compelling information about the Chaldeans and their history.
Roy founded Let in the Light Publishing in 2012. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Roy graduated in 1994 from the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning and minors in Law, History, and Economics.
Mr. Gessford earned a Master’s Degree of Interfaith Action from Claremont Lincoln University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CalState TEACH. His graduate work has included courses in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. Coach Gessford had a 20-year career within the tennis profession as a player, coach, referee, and tournament director. Roy taught tennis at four and five star resorts around the world with Peter Burwash International (PBI), and coached tennis at Carmel Valley Ranch for nine years. Images of Roy Gessford playing tennis have appeared in periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and Tennis Magazine. Gessford coached over 30 seasons at the high school and collegiate level.
He shares the wisdom he gained in A High School Tennis Coach’s Handbook: For Players, Parents, and Coaches, available in paperback, hardback, spiral bound, and electronic book formats. He has also written for various publications such as tennisplayer.net, Inside Tennis, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning international newspaper The Christian Science Monitor. Roy’s current lecture topics include Essential Leadership Qualities, The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, and the Preservation of the Chaldean Aramaic Language. To learn more, visit https://letinthelightpublishing.com/