RE:BIRTH Organizers

Rev. Neema Cyrus-Franklin

Reverend Neema Cyrus-Franklin is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rev. Neema has served the local, regional and national levels of the PC(USA) for over 25 years, having led and trained leaders in intergenerational Christian formation, camp and conference ministry and mission. Most recently she served as Stated Clerk (2018-2022) and as the Director of Communications (2014-2022) for the Presbytery of the Pacific in Southern California.  

Rev. Neema currently works independently as a congregational consultant and coach with certifications in AntiRacist coaching through CAST (Coach Approach Skills Training), trauma-informed yoga instruction (Tree Yoga Cooperative/Yoga Alliance) and as a Somatic Attachment Therapy practitioner. |


Rev. Victor L. Cyrus-Franklin

Reverend Victor Cyrus-Franklin is the Lead Pastor of Inglewood First UMC and is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church. Through teaching, preaching, living, and learning, Pastor Victor has a passion for ministry that crosses racial, gender and generational boundaries as we follow Jesus toward wholeness, reconciliation and justice.

 Pastor Victor is Co-Chair of the Design Team for the Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches and on the Multi-Faith Strategy Development Team for L.A. Voice, a multi-racial community organizing coalition in Los Angeles County.He is currently a candidate for Doctor of Ministry for Leadership and Social Transformation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.


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