Glide's Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, and Leadership Team to Keynote ACS

April 23, 2014

The Rev. Cecil Williams, longtime and distinguished Minister of Liberation of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, will preach for the opening communion celebration to start the 2014 Annual Conference Session.  This year's theme is "The Power of With: Building the Beloved Community" and focuses on one of the denomination's four areas of focus, engaging in ministry with the poor.
There will also be two teaching sessions during the annual conference session. During one of those sessions, Williams, along with Janice Mirikitani, Founding President of the Glide Foundation as well as being a community activist, leader, poet, and editor, will share best practices and insights they have gained in their years of ministry with the poor in San Francisco's Tenderloin District.  There will also be music by the Glide Ensemble and Change Band.
Another teaching session will feature Williams, Mirikitani, the Glide executive leadership team, and other pastors of the church for a panel discussion focused on the collaborative leadership style used at Glide to lead in a diverse social context.
Williams and Mirikitani are co-authors of the book, Beyond the Possible: 50 Years of Creating Radical Change in a Community Called Glide.