About Bio Intro: The Rev. Kamal Hassan has more than 20 years of experience as a religious worker and more than ten years as an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a powerfully gifted preacher and Christian educator whose message is rooted in the African American prophetic tradition. He is a community organizer who has toiled for decades in low-wealth communities of color for social justice. He is a sensitive and supportive counselor and visitor of those in need. He is a visionary leader who can see beyond the now to the “not yet.” He currently serves as Head of Staff/Minister of Word and Sacrament at Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, California, a position he has held since 2008. He is also a Board member and the Co-Spiritual Director of the OneLife Institute for Spirituality and Social Transformation based in Oakland, CA. He has served for three years as a Campus Pastor, and two years as an Adjunct Professor in the Community Engaged Learning Department at Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. He served for seven years for the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of the General Assembly in a bilateral conversation with the Episcopal Church around the issue of full communion and is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Synod of the Pacific’s Self Development of People Committee. Prior to ministry, Rev. Hassan spent more than three decades as both a public and private school educator, community organizer, and religious worker.