Conference Committee

Ethnic Local Church Concerns

Ministries of Faith in Action

We are one church, yet we recognize the individuality and diversity of each one of our members. It is our mission to ensure that the voices of diversity are heard within not only our community, but throughout the world as well. This ministry serves the purpose of strengthening ethnic local churches through various programs, leadership courses, grants and more – all to encourage a message of grace, equality, and hope within our communities. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15! Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic-Latino individuals in your area with the help of customizable outreach tools. Use the resources to invite your community to join you for worship and events, all while building awareness of Hispanic-Latino culture and traditions.


Rev. Timote Piukala

Rev. Timote Piukala


Rev. Javier Olivares

Rev. Javier Olivares

West District Superintendent

Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

Committee Staff

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Ethnic Local Church Concerns Archives

Team Members

Jungrea Chung

Daniel Gomez

Augustin Jimenez

Jaycee Salangsang

Ofa Savou

JD Thorton

Freddie Treminio

Paul Cho

Lina Stanley

ELCC Resources

Get Connected to Diversity

Here are a list of resources that help strengthen your church in diversity and exposure.

RELCC Grant Application

Apply today to see if you are an eligible recipient of our RELCC Grants.

Conference Commission on Religion & Race

This document helps identify the reality of how we continue to fall short of fully including and supporting people of color and how we can do better in supporting equality.