Retreat for Latino Pastors

October 03, 2013


On September 16 and 17, the Hispanic Caucus of the California-Nevada Annual Conference held a retreat for pastors serving Latino congregations and their families at Camp Monte Toyon. The retreat was facilitated by the Rev. Maggie McNaught, pastor of Loomis UMC, and Lucia Shan McSpadden, professor at Pacific School of Religion. The participants developed a set of recommendations for strengthening Hispanic ministry in the annual conference. They left with a sense of spiritual unity across the wide distances that separate congregations, and a renewed commitment to work in partnership with one another.