Senior Staff

Hallelujah Acres Staff Members

The people behind the mission.

Rev. George Malkmus, Lit. D (Founder of Hallelujah Acres)

Since becoming a Christian on May 29, 1957 at a Billy Graham Crusade in Madison Square Garden in New York City, I have been studying the Bible. I went to school for four years of preparation for the ministry, followed by almost 20 years of pastoring at various churches, preparing and delivering somewhere around five thousand Bible-based sermons. During my 4 years of formal…

Rhonda Malkmus (Co-founder of Hallelujah Acres)

In 1981, an event happened in the twinkling of an eye that changed my life forever! It changed how I think, what is important to me, and who I am.  On a rainy, foggy night, I was driving along a rural road in Iowa. As my car approached an unmarked railroad crossing, my passenger yelled, "Oh my God, there’s a train!" I slammed on…

Paul Malkmus (President of Hallelujah Acres)

Paul witnessed the birth of The Hallelujah Diet as a teenager as his father (Rev. George Malkmus) developed the diet with his own family. As such, Paul knows better than anyone how to maximize its results.   But The Hallelujah Diet was not always his primary interest and passion.   As Rev. Malkmus began spreading his message, Paul began developing a distinguished career with…

Olin Idol (Vice President, ND, CNC)

Olin Idol acquired an interest in health and nutrition over 30 years ago while serving in the military. At that time, he began using a multitude of vitamin and mineral supplements and distilled water while continuing to eat the Standard American Diet (SAD). After his discharge from the military in 1972, Olin attended college, where he graduated with a degree in religion with the…

Ann Malkmus (Chief of Education)

I know what's it like to have serious health issues; to try everything you can but still feel sick. But this isn’t a sad story–it’s the story about the joy of better health and I want to share it with you. I suffered from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for years. It became increasingly worse until my immune system was compromised and I added fibromyalgia…

Dr. Michael Donaldson (Research Director)

Dr. Michael Donaldson, Research Director at the Hallelujah Acres Foundation, is a chemical engineering graduate of prestigious Cornell University, the same school where Dr. T Colin Campbell (author of The China Study) is Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry. His work consists of designing and coordinating epidemiologic and clinical intervention studies based on specific symptoms or diseases, and focuses on the results of The…