Join us for a Pre-Presbytery meeting to explore these questions and learn. In a time when there are many different points of view and information on what we should be doing as congregations when it comes to immigration and care for our communities, trusted information is needed. Denominational leaders from the national, synod and local regions will be available to answer questions, provide resources and talk about our faith traditions with you.
Teresa Waggoner, Esq, Office of Immigration Issues, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Teresa enjoys advising mid-councils and congregations who are calling immigrant pastors. She also strives to help Presbyterians understand and engage the injustices within this country’s complex system by taking immigration law and policy and breaking it down into resources that tell the stories of those affected. Teresa has a Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law and a Masters in Spirituality from Bellarmine University. Before her work at the Office of Immigration Issues, Teresa worked as a public defender, attorney for child protective services, and an immigration attorney for Kentucky Refugee Ministries.
Amaury Tañón-Santos, Synod of the Northeast
Amaury Tañón-Santos serves the Church as the Synod Networker for the Synod of the Northeast. In this position, he gathers people and experiences of common passions in ministry and networks them from throughout the Synod region – covering the New England states, New Jersey and New York. He is also a trustee of New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a member of the General Assembly’s Committee on Theological Education. Currently a member of Albany Presbytery, he previously served as Parish Associate of Nuevas Fronteras Presbyterian Church (in Elizabeth Presbytery) and as Director of Programs for Continuing Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. He also pastored two congregations, one in White Plains, NY, and one in Elizabeth, NJ.
A historian by choice (BA, Universidad de Puerto Rico), Amaury trained for pastoral ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv). Also passionate about intercultural engagement and urban life, he pursued doctoral studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary (DMin, Urban Ministry).
Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Albany Presbytery
Shannan Vance-Ocampo serves as the Transitional Presbyter for Albany Presbytery. Beyond her mid-council and congregational leadership work, she has extensive experience in immigration, human rights accompaniment and nonviolent movement building. Married to an immigrant, she has seen the process of immigration in the United States from multiple points of view.
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Additional Immigration and Sanctuary resources are available on the Albany Presbytery Website: PC(USA) Immigration and Sanctuary Resources
Date(s) - Mar 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm