Image of a lavender phoenixLavender Lunch with Rev. Israel Alvaran of Reconciling Ministries Network: “In Death is Resurrection: The Methodist Phoenix Rising.” Rev. Alvaran will discuss the current state of affairs for LGBTQIA+ people and our allies in the United Methodist Church following the recent General Conference in St. Louis. Come and join us for the discussion. Lunch is provided!

Rev. Israel Alvaran is an openly gay United Methodist clergy from the Philippines Annual Conference. He currently serves as the Western Regional Organizer for Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization advocating for LGBTQIA+ equality and justice in the United Methodist Church. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at Pacific School of Religion in 2010.