Conference Committee

Conference Commission on Religion and Race

Ministries of Faith in Action

The Conference Commission on Religion & Race (CCORR) greets you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ who accepted ALL persons.

CCORR is comprised of laity and clergy from all four districts. We are partners in ministry in the Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.

It is encouraging to know of your interest in what we do. You can learn more about CCORR by clicking on any of the links below. For information on the General Commission on Religion and Race, click here.

Click here to access part two of the cultural competency training for trainers on bias.


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CCORR Train-The-Trainer

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.


Rev. Khalif Smith

Rev. Khalif Smith


Rev. Javier Olivares

Rev. Javier Olivares

Conference Staffperson

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Team Members

Hannah Adair Bonner

Sylvia Harris

Julie O’Neal

Deborah Williams

Sara Evans

Paula Missioner

Judy Boroto

Robert Gallegos

Michelle Olivares

Kara Williams

Timote Piukala


Cross-Cultural and Cross-Racial Appointments

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6 Dimensions model of national culture

DSC-RACE Coalition

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2021 Resolution from CORR

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Bias Training

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