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Patricia Farris is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica, California. Rev. Farris is Chair of Claremont School of Theology's Board of Trustees and is a member of the UMC Committee on Faith and Order and the Episcopal/UMC Dialogue. She has served as a director of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns and has participated in three Assemblies of the World Council of Churches. Her book Five Faces of Ministry: Pastor, Parson, Healer, Prophet, Pilgrim (Abingdon Press, 2015) is available on Amazon. Her Advent Study Guide, Shine! Light for All People (Abingdon Press, 2011) is also on Amazon.