2019 FAITH ENRICHMENT CONFERENCE:
IN DEFENSE OF KINDNESS
Meet the Keynote Speaker
Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow
In Defense of Kindness:
What It Means To Be Kind in an Age When We’re All Kinda Mean During our time of worship and keynote we will explore the concept of kindness as a lens through which we can see and live in the world. From national politics to the Sunday pew, treating each person as a complex and created human being is a perspective worth exploring. Beyond “being nice” or simply avoiding conflict, we will explore ways to walk with one another through difficulties and disagreements into a space of new life and resurrection.
BIO: Bruce Reyes-Chow
Bruce Reyes-Chow received his B.A. in Asian American Studies, Philosophy, and Sociology from San Francisco State University, his M.A. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Austin College. In 2008 he was the youngest person ever elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) and was the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Bruce has been a Presbyterian pastor for more than twenty-two years and served as the founding pastor of Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco from 2000-2012. He also served congregations in Portola Valley, Daly City, and San Francisco, California. In addition to being a pastor, Bruce is an author, blogger, speaker, parent, consultant, and coach. He is the author of four books, including The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church, But I Don’t See You As Asian: Curating Conversations about Race, and a fifth book, tentatively titled, In Defense of Kindness, is set for publication in 2019. Bruce lives in San Francisco where he and his wife, Robin, have raised three daughters and numerous canines. He is an avid soccer and baseball fan, photography feeds his soul, and he likes food.
Photos from previous LDC Events
History. Since 1979 Savannah Presbytery has hosted a Training Event for members of the Church, now called the Faith Enrichment Conference. The event takes place each February at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, GA. We have enjoyed outstanding keynote leadership and many splendid workshop leaders from within our presbytery!
Who Should Attend? The Faith Enrichment Conference is for pastors, clerks, elders, deacons, treasurers, youth leaders, Sunday school teachers, choir directors, Christian Educators and anyone committed to the church of Jesus Christ.
Questions? Contact the Presbytery Office (800-616-3671).