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Alumna uncovers clues that point to her royal lineage

July 23, 2018 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University alumna Shirene Gentry (M.A., ’09), a Christian life coach in High Point, N.C., was recently featured  in The High Point Enterprise for her fascinating quest to discover her hidden past. Gentry, who was born in Iran and adopted as an infant by American parents, said she has reason to suspect that her biological father was the late Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, king of Iran from 1941-1979.

Though her adopted parents both died in 2001, Gentry has since followed a paper trail they left that includes pictures and documents that are contrary to what she had been told growing up — that her mother died in childbirth and her father died in an earthquake. One photograph even features the shah. Gentry is currently writing a book about her experience.

Gentry and her husband, Joel, grew up in Lynchburg, Va., and attended Liberty Christian Academy. Shirene received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty and is a board-certified Master Christian Life Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Joel is in private practice as a general dentist in High Point.

Read the full story about Gentry’s quest to discover her heritage.

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