Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Renae Extrum-Fernandez



    Berkeley, CA


    Born:
    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
    Ministry:
    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
    Membership:
  • 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
    Office:
    Bay View District Office
    2362 Bancroft Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704-1604
    Phnone: (510) 548-4694
    Fax: (510) 548-1907
    E-mail: bayviewdistrict@sbcglobal.net
    Endorsed by:
    California-Nevada Annual Conference
    California/Nevada Hispanic Caucus
    MARCHA West
    Racial-Ethnic Clergywomen`s Alliance

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