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Justice & Compassion EMT

The Justice & Compassion Essential Ministry Team exists to act on behalf of the California-Pacific Annual Conference to empower, connect and resource laity, clergy, congregations and communities as they meaningfully engage in ministries of justice and compassion, both locally and globally. (2014 Journal, I-19)


Jason Takagi
Chair, Justice & Compassion EMT

Rev. Gary Williams
Vice Chair, Justice & Compassion EMT (Church & Society)

Vice Chair, Justice & Compassion EMT (Global Ministries)

Rev. Denyse Barnes
Associate Director of Justice & Compassion EMT
626.568.7356 | dbarnes@

Rev. Alma Johnson-Hawkins
Associate Director of Justice & Compassion EMT
626.568.7350 | ajohnsonhawkins@

Marissa Wells
Administrative Assistant
626.568.7371 | mwells@

District Representatives:
  • East:  Rev. Deborah Oh
  • Hawaii:  JoAnn Fukumoto
  • North:  Dori Fotsch
  • South:  Rev. Luis A. García
  • West:  Lisa Palombi


Support Cal-Pac JCEMT Efforts:

  • Border Ministries
    • You Are Not Alone / No Están Solos (for migrant children)
  • Disaster Response
  • Strength for the Journey (HIV/AIDS)
  • other

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