About

#CaliSTRONG is a space created for high school youth to engage each other in conversation around social justice issues and burning hot topics that they are passionate about. This space is peer led with adult supervision and a pastoral care presence. Youth will learn leadership skills to engage in dialogues around race, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion through a biblical lens. Our thematic scripture for this space is 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (NIV),” driving our mission to have our youth participate in leading the way for the future of our church and the world around us.

1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity (NIV)

Our Mission

To have our youth participate in leading the way for the future of our church and the world around us.

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Our Vision

To develop well-rounded, college bound young men and women while developing leadership skills not only within the church but also within their families, communities, schools, and the greater whole of society. We do this by focusing on dialogues centered around current events of race, culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Our Team

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Tyra "Tyralucia" Dennis
Founder & Operations
Southwest CA Synod
Pastor Jade Ortiz
Curriculum Coach
Southwest CA Synod
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Pastor Matt Keadle
Theological Educator
Synodical Youth Ministry*
Southwest CA Synod
Antoine Cummins
Dialogue Coach
Pacifica Synod
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Terri Robertson
Synodical Youth Ministry
Pacifica CA Synod
Lisa Herlocker
Synodical Youth Ministry
Sierra Pacific Synod
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Pastor Manuel Retomoza
BIPOC Community Laisone
Pacifica CA Synod
Desta Geoghner
Congregational Partnerships Region 2
Southwest CA Synod
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Pastor Sarah Sumner-Eisenbraum
Youth Support Lead
Pacifica CA Synod

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