Speaker Profile: Yvette Flunder
Yvette Flunder founded the City of Refuge UCC in 1991 in order to unite a gospel ministry with a social ministry. City of Refuge is a thriving inner-city congregation in San Francisco that celebrates the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Flunder is a third-generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ. She was ordained by Bishop Walter Hawkins of Love Center Ministries, where she served as associate pastor and administrator for the Oakland-based Love Center Church. Flunder has been performing and recording with Walter Hawkins and the Family and the Love Center Choir since 1984.
Flunder is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and a graduate of the ministry studies and Master of Arts programs at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. She received a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, Calif. In 2003, Flunder was consecrated presiding bishop of the Fellowship, a multi-denominational fellowship of 110 primarily African-American Christian leaders and laity representing 56 churches and faith-based organizations from all parts of the United States, Mexico and Africa. Responding to the needs of the AIDS epidemic, Flunder opened Hazard-Ashley House, Walker House and Restoration House, all in California. She is the author of “Where the Edge Gathers: A Theology and Homiletic of Radical Inclusion” (Pilgrim Press).
May 14th - 11:00am - Trinity United Methodist - Lecture
May 15th - 11:00am - Central Presbyterian - Worship