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Join us for George Fox University's student multicultural leadership conference on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th.

The 2022 Voices Project Conference will highlight multicultural and multiethnic leadership in the U.S. It's open to all students and faculty, community members, and to several other universities in the area. Workshops and main sessions will be taught by leaders of color from around the nation and globe all with the purpose of helping students feel empowered to create change in their community and equipped to use their voice.

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Schedule of Events



Friday, November 11th

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:10 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
7:15 p.m. Spoken Word Part 1 - Tune in for spoken word from students
7:25 p.m. Voices Founders Overview
7:40 p.m. Worship | Betsy Rovira & House of Grace Ministries
8:10 p.m. Plenary Speaker | Dr. Daymond Glenn
8:45 p.m. Worship
9:00 p.m After Party

Saturday, November 12th

9:45 a.m. Welcome Session + Worship
10:30 a.m. Plenary Speaker | Kat Armas
11:15 a.m. Breakout Labs 1
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Breakout Labs 2
2:15 p.m. Table Talk
2:45 p.m. Spoken Word
3:00 p.m. Speaker Panel + Q&A
3:45 p.m. Closing Session


Visiting Panelists and Musicans  

Dr. Daymond Glenn

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Dr. Daymond Glenn is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The Cultural Soul Project church in Portland, Oregon – a church dedicated to addressing the needs of People of Color in inner-city urban America through the lens of the African-American experience. Dr. Glenn is an author, scholar, consultant, keynote speaker, and his research interests include studying the intersections of race, faith, hip-hop, and justice, how hip-hop culture can offer sites of hope, possibility, and resistance against the social and structural marginalization that Black males face in inner-city urban America, the college experiences of undergraduate Black males attending predominantly White institutions, and systemic inequality in the workplace.

Dr. Glenn is the author of the book Critical Condition: Black Males and Multiculturalism in Higher Education – in this book, Dr. Glenn discusses the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of Black males and multiculturalism in predominantly White institutions of higher education. Dr. Glenn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Portland State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lewis & Clark College, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Lewis & Clark College.


Kat Armas

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Kat Armas is a Cuban American writer and podcaster from Miami, FL. She holds a dual MDiv and MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary where she was awarded the Frederick Buechner Award for Excellence in Writing, and is currently pursuing a ThM at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Her first book, Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us About Wisdom, Persistence and Strength, sits at the intersection of women, decolonialism, the Bible, and Cuban identity. She also explores these topics and more on her podcast, The Protagonistas, which centers the voices of Black, Indigenous, and other women of color in theological spaces.

Kat is currently living in Nashville with her spouse and new baby while working on her second book, Sacred Belonging: A 40-day Devotional on the Liberating Heart of Scripture.


Gustavo Vela-Moreno

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Gustavo Vela-Moreno is a Mechanical Engineer at PAE Consulting Engineers and a dedicated civil leader and servant in his community of Woodburn, OR. He is a son of immigrants from Mexico, and passionate about providing opportunities for others with a similar background. Gustavo has served on the board of The Contingent, a non-profit focusing on empowering leaders, and mobilizing community for the common good. He currently serves on the board of trustees for George Fox University, and is also board chair for the Woodburn School District Board. Gustavo holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from George Fox University and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.


Anna Cho

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Anna Cho is a 1.5 generation Korean American elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference. After pursuing psychology, she earned her Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology, Master of Science in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Practical Theology at the Claremont School of Theology. Fluent in Korean and English, she is often seen working in the intersections of spirituality/faith, anti-racism, grief work, and creating intentional brave spaces for spiritual formation. She is married to Dylan Hyun, an Air Force Reserve chaplain and an elder in The United Methodist Church. Together they have a son whose middle name is “Shine” and a cat named Maple.


Bryce Coefield

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Bryce Coefield is an activist-scholar who applies intersectional lenses in his analysis of, and engagement with, interlocking systems of oppression. He received his B.A. in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Sociology and History from Pitzer College and holds a M.A. in College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University where he is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education. Bryce is the Co-founder of Brave Space consulting, Co-founder of F.U.B.U. Newberg, a Black youth support program, and currently serves as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Steward at the Oregon Department of Education. 


Betsy Rovira & House of Grace Ministries

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Pastor Betsy Rovira has been leading worship for 25 years and together with her husband is the worship pastor at her local church and covering Fathers House International, Portland OR . With the opportunities to speak at different conferences Nationally & Internationally she teaches & shares the gospel  from a heart of passion for Jesus Christ and a love for His people. She’s has a passion for teaching worship leaders and teams about the heart of worship and is hungry to see this current generation arise with such passion and revival for Jesus  to become the world changers they were meant to be for the glory of God! She is also passionate about empowering women to prosper in every area of their lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a wife to her amazing husband Steve of 18 years , his support in her ministry has been vital .Outside ministry, Betsy & her husband own a successful real estate business. She is a mom of 2 , Ethan & Grace, and has a fur baby named Raya . On her time off she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.


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DJ Ticole Waller is simply a community agent that enjoys blending various styles of music to complement his current environment.

Ticole has been a Portland native for 30+ years and loves to serve his community.