Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Invocation at Lake Worth City Commission meeting today: Rev. Dr. Lea Brown of the MCC

Rev. Dr. Lea Brown, the Senior Pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches, will graciously give the Invocation at our City of Lake Worth city commission meeting today (9/15). Here is the Reverend's biography:
     Lea is proud to be serving MCCPB as Senior Pastor since March 2011. She has also served as the Senior Minister of MCC San Francisco and as the Senior Pastor of Wichita Falls MCC in Texas. Before that, she was the Acting Executive Director of the Metropolitan Community Foundation in San Francisco. In addition to leading the foundation, Rev. Brown served as volunteer clergy at MCCSF following her ordination there in 1996. During that time, she preached, led retreats, served as the pastor of spiritual development, and taught many classes and programs on spiritual growth, and the intersections of gender, sexuality and spirituality, and social justice.
     Lea and her partner Sarah-Helen Land are grateful to be enjoying life in the MCCPB parsonage with their dog, Simche.
     During her years in seminary, Lea served as a Chaplain Candidate (2nd Lieutenant) in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1989. She received her education from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, California; Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California; and the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA.
Here is the location and contact information for the MCC:
4857 Northlake Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (one mile west of I-95, from exit 77); 561-775-5900; the MCC Facebook page; and here is their email.

Here is a video from one of their services: