Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Renae Extrum-Fernandez

    Berkeley, CA

    September 22, 1957
    Education and Honors:
    M.Div 1984 Boston University School of Theology, Summa Cum Laude
    B. S. 1979 International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis, Cum Laude
    Bay View District Superintendent, 2007
    Lead Pastor, First UMC, Walnut Creek, CA, 1998-2007
    Pastor, Lake Merritt UMC, Oakland, CA, 1993-1998
    Associate Pastor, First UMC, Palo Alto, CA, 1989-1993
    Pastor, Iglesia Metodista Unida Central, San Francisco, CA 1984-1989
    Peace with Justice Intern, Boston University School of Theology, 1982-1983
    Church and Community Developer, GBGM US-2 Program, Fresno, CA 1979-1981
  • California-Nevada Annual Conference

    General and Jurisdictional Church Involvement
  • Elected as a General Conference Delegate: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008;
  • Served on General Commission on Religion and Race;
  • General Board of Church and Society;
  • WJ Hispanic Ministry Committee;
  • WJ Committee on Theological Education;
  • Indigenous Community Developers, GBGM

    Ecumenical/Interfaith Involvement
  • "Ecumenical Moment" GCCUIC/World Council of Churches;
  • "Theology in the America’s" Conferences I & II;
  • Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County;
  • San F. Latino AIDS Ministry - Pastoral Care Team;
  • Oakland Coalition of Congregations;
  • San Francisco Sanctuary Movement

    Community Involvement
  • Jardines de Campesinos Cristianos, Community Organizer (Migrant Farmworker Cooperative);
  • Diablo Chapter Planned Parenthood, Clergy Advisory Group
  • Other:
    Cal/Nev UM Homes Board 2007- ;
    Fred Finch Youth Center Board of Dir., Oakland 2007- ;
    Cal/Nev Founding Chair, Council on Clergy Development 2006-2007;
    Contributing Editor, New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary 2005;
    Cal/Nev Spiritual Leader’s Summit Board 2003-2007;
    Bishop’s Consultation to Advance Hispanic Min., Lodi 2003;
    Cal/Nev Board of Ordained Ministry 1984-89; 2003-7;
    Cal/Nev Conference Vision Team 2002-2004;
    Cal/Nev Administrative Review Committee 2000-2004;
    Bay View District Committee on Ordained Ministry 2000-2003;
    Instructor: Certificate of Ministry UM Polity Course, Pacific School of Religion 2000-2007;
    The Sacramento 68: Statements to the Com. On Investigation, 2000;
    Reconciling Ministries Network Convocation, Keynote Speaker, Denton, TX 1999;
    Wesley Foundation Campus Ministry Board, U. C. Berkeley 1994-1998;
    Cokesbury: Lecciones Cristianos Para Jovenes (Spanish Lang. Youth Curriculum) 1994;
    Cal/Nev Committee on Nominations 1985-1988
    Bay View District Office
    2362 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704-1604
    Phnone: (510) 548-4694
    Fax: (510) 548-1907
    Endorsed by:
    California-Nevada Annual Conference
    California/Nevada Hispanic Caucus
    MARCHA West
    Racial-Ethnic Clergywomen`s Alliance

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