Annual Gathering & Awards

2019 Annual Gathering & Awards

Friday, June 14, 2019
5:00 pm

Keynote Speakers

bridget-cabreraBridget Cabrera
Executive Director
Methodist Federation for Social Action

Known in the United Methodist progressive movement for her integrity, prophetic witness, and collaborative spirit, Cabrera has had extensive work experience in the United Methodist Church serving as an Executive Staff member of United Methodist Women, Deputy Director of Reconciling Ministries Network, and a leader in the Love Your Neighbor Coalition. Cabrera earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama and MDiv from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. “In this time of uncertainty in the United Methodist Church, Bridget brings faith, clear convictions and tremendous skills to lead MFSA. She is a strong leader in the work of justice and calls the church to a future not yet realized,” stated Rev. Amy Stapleton, chair of the MFSA Personnel Committee.


cedrickRev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth
California Pacific Conference Representative
General Conference 2019

Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth is a pastor, author, educator, writer, consultant, and public speaker. Bridgeforth, a native of Decatur, Alabama, has pastored Bowen Memorial, Crenshaw and Santa Ana United Methodist Churches. He is a former District Superintendent in the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church with oversight of 84 congregations and approximately 12,000 congregants.  Currently, Bridgeforth is the Principal/Founder of 20/20 Leadership Lessons and serves as Director of Academic Programs at the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies at the University of La Verne.


MFSA, Cal-Pac Affiliate members and friends gather annually during the California-Pacific Annual Conference in June to share a meal and honor those who who have made tremendous impact in our communities. Tickets available below!


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