Bruce Reyes-Chow, Parish Associate
Bruce is a San Francisco-based writer, speaker, coach, and pastor.
A 3rd Generation Chinese/Filipino, father of three daughters and technology enthusiast Bruce speaks and teaches on faith, race, parenting, and technology in a variety contexts from seminaries to conferences to congregations to pre-schools. While he speaks to both religious and secular audiences, he committed to living and expressing a Christian faith that is beautifully complex, unimaginably just and excruciatingly gracious.
He is the host of the webshow BRC and Friends and is a Coach and Senior Consultant with the Center of Progressive Renewal. He is the author of three books, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church (2012) and But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations About Race (2013), Everyday Prayers (Spring, 2016) and is in the process of completing his fourth book, Craptastic: A Minifesto on Family, Faith and The Facebooks, a humorist memoir (est 2016).
Bruce has been a Presbyterian pastor for nearly 20 years and founded Mission Bay Community Church in San Francisco, a church of young, multicultural and progressive Presbyterians. In 2008 he was the youngest person ever elected as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the highest elected office of the 1.8 million member denomination. Bruce received his BA in Asian American Studies, Philosophy and Sociology from San Francisco State University (1991), MA from San Francisco Theological Seminary (1995) and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Austin College (2010).
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