Saturday, May 20 is the date of our next Spring Conference at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salinas. We’re excited to welcome The Rev. Thomas Brackett, Manager for Church Planting & Mission Development for The Episcopal Church; his presentation will examine how parishes can be a dynamic community of Jesus by moving from a dependence on institutional authority to a reliance on relational authority. Register online here.

Tom Brackett is described as a “strategic connector” who thinks strategically about alliances, collaborations and friendships. He has studied and practiced coaching, consulting, facilitating, process facilitation, the theology of creativity, the spirituality of leadership and the art of convening small groups. For more information, visit his online profile here. Follow him on Twitter; his handle is @tombrackett.

The Saturday conference will take place from 10 am to 3 pm (gathering for coffee and snacks at 9:30 am). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 1071 Pajaro Street in Salinas. For more information visit our diocesan events page or contact Mary Beth Powell at

Watch for more details soon on this exciting and important presentation!