Rev. Sandra Olewine spent time in ministry on the border of Israel and Palestine working with people experiencing deep conflicts and has served multiple cross-cultural appointments. Here she provides a valuable perspective in the midst of our current divides across varied UMC cultural landscapes.

Rev. Olewine is the senior pastor of the reconciling congregation of First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, CA, a clergy delegate to General Conference, and a supporter of the One Church Plan.

Uniting Methodists is a movement rather than an organization. As a movement we are striving for greater inclusion and genuine representation in pursuit of shared goals. The statements found on this website represent our current consensus about important questions before the church. We invite suggestions, critique, and engaging conversations from persons across the UMC. The Uniting Methodists Leadership Team views this work as iterative and certain to be added to and enhanced over time.

* Uniting Methodists is a not-for-profit movement made up of members of The United Methodist Church and is not associated in any way with Room for All, Inc., an LGBTQ advocacy organization in the Reformed Church in America.

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