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Laity Council of the California-Pacific Conference is dedicated to supporting our local diverse churches through identifying, training, equipping, and transforming Christian disciples and lay leaders into fruitful, spirit-led leaders.


25jun(jun 25)6:00 PM23jul(jul 23)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Deeper into the Bible 2024 (Leadership)6:00 PM - (july 23) 8:00 PM PDT

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23junAll Day29Sr. High Summer Camp 2024 (Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

23junAll Day29Jr. High Summer Camp 2024 (Cedar Glen)(All Day) PDT

30junAll Day04julElementary Summer Camp 2024 (Wrightwood)(All Day) PDT

29jun9:00 AM2:00 PMWest District UWF: Keeping Our Sisterhood Whole (United Women in Faith)9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

10julAll Day13Western Jurisdictional Conference 2024(All Day) PDT

12jul9:00 AM1:00 PMPower of Limitless 2024 @ Long Beach (United Women in Faith)9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

12julAll Day14Mission u 2024 @ Long Beach (United Women in Faith)(All Day) PDT

01aug12:00 PM04(aug 4)12:00 PMUrban Kids Camp 2024: Focus on Impact @ Wrightwood12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (4) PDT

06aug(aug 6)10:00 AM08(aug 8)2:00 PMWorkshops: Best Practices in Hospitality & Worship Design (Leadership)10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (8) PDT

06aug(aug 6)6:00 PM03sep(sep 3)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Leading Public Prayer & Worship 2024 (Leadership)(august 6) 6:00 PM - (september 3) 8:00 PM PDT

10aug2:00 PMInstallation Worship Service for DS Rev. Garcia (South District)2:00 PM PDT

17sep(sep 17)6:00 PM15oct(oct 15)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: UM Polity & History 2024 (Leadership)(september 17) 6:00 PM - (october 15) 8:00 PM PDT

18octAll DayD'LTE: District Leadership Training Event 2024 (United Women in Faith)(All Day: friday) PDT

19octAll DayCal-Pac UWF 52nd Annual Celebration (United Women in Faith)(All Day: saturday) PDT

29oct(oct 29)6:00 PM26nov(nov 26)8:00 PMTongan LSM Advanced Class: Intro to Congregational Care 2024 (Leadership)(october 29) 6:00 PM - (november 26) 8:00 PM PT


Mele Maka
Conference Lay Leader
805.217.1901 |

East District:
  • Diane Gin, Lay Leader, East District
    323.243.5323 |
  • Annie Solomon, Lay Leader, East District
    760.221.6650 |
  • Taufa Tenisi, Lay Leader, East District
    909.232.5410 |
Hawaiʻi District:
  • Tupou Seini Kelemeni, Lay Leader, Hawaiʻi District
    808.548.9860 |
North District:
  • JP Harris, Lay Leader, North District
    626.664.3116 |
  • Gloria Wright, Lay Leader, North District
    661.947.3103 |
  • Wanda McNeal, Lay Leader, North District
    661.478.0870 |
South District:
  • Michael Mitchell, Lay Leader, South District
    760.717.0797 |
West District:
  • Cooke Sunoo, Lay Leader, West District
  • Jackeline Vazquez, Lay Leader, West District

Rev. Garth Gilliam
Conference Director, Lay Servant Ministries
818.429.8843 |

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Campbell
Cal-Pac United Women in Faith Representative
310.922.2647 |

  • Radical, Christ-centered leaderships
  • Cultural, race and LGBTQIA+ relevant
  • Leadership training and development for all generations
  • Leadership competency that is multi-contextual, multi-cultural, multi-racial and cross-cultural
  • Extensive collaboration, transparency and accountability
  • An integrated process of recruiting, training and supporting laity, lay servant ministry and local lay leaders who are competent and going on to perfection resulting in a dynamic vital and growing ministry
EAST DISTRICT – Priority: “Supporting ministries that serve young laity”
HAWAIʻI DISTRICT – Priority: “Developing the skills of laity to lead the church into a digital, community centered and inclusive future”
NORTH DISTRICT – Priority: “Increasing and improving communication from the Annual Conference to Laity”
SOUTH DISTRICT – Priority: “Creating networks of support amongst laity for ministries that serve our communities”
WEST DISTRICT – Priority: “Amplifying the voice and participation of laity on important social justice matters (such as immigration, food insecurity, anti-racism, homelessness)”