2013 Proclaim Retreat Keynote Speaker: Bishop Yvette Flunder

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The Proclaim retreat is a gathering of publicly identified LGBTQ rostered leaders and seminarians for a time of renewal, community building, and professional development. This year’s retreat, Wade in the Water will be held at Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, a retreat and conference center in the heart of California’s Sonoma County.

The 2013 Proclaim retreat keynote speaker will be Bishop Yvette Flunder. Bishop Flunder is the founder and pastor of The City of Refuge UCC in San Francisco, CA. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ.  In June 2003 Bishop Flunder was consecrated Presiding Bishop of The Fellowship, a multi-denominational fellowship of 110 primarily African American Christian leaders and laity representing 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all parts of the United States Mexico and Africa.

We are very excited to have Bishop Flunder join the Proclaim community at the retreat.

For more on ELM’s Proclaim retreat go here: www.elm.org/retreat/