Race, Ethnicity, and the Church

Date & Time:

Monday, October 8, 2018   6 - 8 p.m.

This event is FREE but you must REGISTER HERE by Friday, October 5, 2018


1555 SW Bangy Road. Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Portland Seminary welcomes Ken Wytsma and Mayra Macedo-Nolan to present on Race, Ethnicity, and the Church.  Join seminary faculty, students, special guests, and alumni for this special evening.

Here's what you have to look forward to at this event:

  • a shared meal and dialogue at small tables 
  • learning more about the Institute for Pastoral Thriving and how to apply
  • introduction to the first Thriving Pastors Cohort
  • a discussion about race, ethnicity, and the church
  • networking, networking, networking
  • and of course, free give-aways! 

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur. His work takes him around the world as a frequent international speaker on justice, theology, and leadership. Ken is known for his depth of insight and ability to inspire others to think deeply about faith, life, and leadership.

Ken is the lead pastor of Village Church in Beaverton, Oregon—a multicultural community in Christ. He is also the founder of The Justice Conference, which has reached over thirty thousand people across seven countries with a message on a theology of justice and God’s call to give our lives away.

Ken is the author of Pursuing Justice, The Grand Paradox, Create vs. Copy and The Myth of Equalityrecently named as one of the top five Religion books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.

Mayra Macedo-Nolan grew up in East Los Angeles public schools in a similar environment to that of Pasadena at-risk youth, bringing a unique understanding of the daily struggles of the children, youth and families to her work.

Understanding the disparity between private and public education in the city and being the product of after-school and mentoring programs herself, Mayra is passionate about the difference positive adult role models can make in the education and life of a young person.

A mother of two teenage girls, Brittany (17) and Whitney (15), and a toddler, Quincy (3) Mayra loves to spend time encouraging, supporting and training mothers in her community to take a more proactive approach and role in the social and educational progress of their families.

As an alumnus of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative (www.dvuli.org), Mayra has had extensive training in the areas of organizational and personal leadership, as well as youth and community development. She is currently working on a dual Master of Arts in Global Leadership in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, and MBA in Non-Profit Management through Hope International University.

 Questions?  Contact Rachael Fissell at rfissell@georgefox.edu