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The Rev. Annanda Barclay is ordained in the Presbyterian Church and most recently was in an interim appointment to the United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford University. Annanda obtained her Master of Divinity degree at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After graduating from seminary, Annanda spent a year as a student chaplain at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. She has served as co-moderator of the national board of directors for More Light Presbyterians and an occasional blogger for Believe Out Loud.

The Rev. Debbie Dow Weatherspoon is an ordained United Methodist elder in the California-Nevada Annual Conference. She served in pastoral ministry from 1997 to 2017. Most recently, she was in an interim appointment to United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford University. Currently, she is on a one-year sabbatical to continue her Doctor of Ministry studies through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Her focus is in public engagement, emphasizing the intersectionality of class, race and gender, with a focus on economic and racial justice. In addition, she is a co-supervisor in the national Justice Ministry Education program at Auburn Seminary. Debbie facilitates retreats, speaks at events for United Methodist Women and other organizations, and participates in multifaith engagement for social justice. She is a leader in the JustFaith Ministries movement, serving on the national board. A graduate of the University of Florida, where she focused on visual anthropology in Latin America, she spent time in studies or service in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Cuba. She is married to the Rev. Dr. Dale M. Weatherspoon, pastor of Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond, California. Their teenage sons are Wesley and Justus Weatherspoon.

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