Last month, CST alumni/ae and staff participated in Black Methodists for Church Renewal’s (BMCR) 51st Annual Meeting in Sacramento, with the theme “The Journey Continues: Celebrating Our Faith, Hope and Renewal.” Allura Davis, one of CST’s Admissions Recruiters enthusiastically said, “I love BMCR! From the first General Meeting I attended I’ve always felt right at home! They are a huge, welcoming, inviting and generous family ready to create a difference for not only the world we live in but in the United Methodist Church as well. I am excited about the future of BMCR, the ways they are leading the UMC, and for the many ways they contribute to the success of our students.”

BMCR is the organized Black caucus of the United Methodist Church, one of the United Methodist denomination’s five U.S.-based ethnic caucuses. BMCR represents and is dedicated to more than 2,400 Black United Methodist congregations and approximately 500,000 African American members across the United States. Their mission is “to raise up prophetic and spiritual leaders who will be advocates for the unique needs of Black people in the United Methodist church.”

CST Vice-President of Advancement and Communications, Rev. Sharalyn Hamilton spoke at the event, CST alumnus, Rev. Gary Williams was part of a Panel Discussion titled, “Unpacking the Prison Pipeline,” and both Bishop Minerva Carcaño and Bishop Charles Jordan popped by the CST booth for a photo.