Keynote Speaker: JESSICA KAWAMURA
Co-Chair, Cal-Pac Commission on Religion & Race
Pastor of Wahiawa UMC, Hawaii District
Jessica also serves on the executive committee of the National Japanese American United Methodist Caucus and as the Vice President of Clergy for Faith Action (formerly FACE) in Hawaii.
"Prodigal & Progressive?" Jessica will share the work of the Cal-Pac Commission on Religion and Race and their project to facilitate a Racial Disparity Audit for our Conference.
The Mildred Hutchinson Award 2021: SUANNE WARE-DIAZ
A member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Suanne Ware-Diaz served for six years at the General Commission on Religion & Race. She has been a passionate and dedicated justice advocate for her people and all peoples throughout her life. Today Suanne serves on the Cal-Pac Commission on Religion & Race, as well as providing leadership in campus ministry on the board of the Wesley Foundation serving UCLA/580 Café.
Remembering KRISTA MCVEY
We will take time to remember our good friend Krista who we lost this year: her generous heart and strong spirit, her love for the church and her passion for justice.
Musical Guest: DAVID FARLEY
David is a past recipient of the Mildred Hutchinson Award for his justice advocacy, and after a lifetime of service in the United Methodist Church, he is retiring this month! We are blessed that he will be sharing his musical gifts with us at this year's luncheon.
We look forward to seeing you this month!