February 19 – National Church Leaders’ Conference Call

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Post by Damon Schroeder

Damon Schroeder is the Director of US Church Mobilization for World Relief located in Wheaton, Illinois and has been seconded to The Immigration Alliance as its Executive Director. He is the founder of a Mosaic DuPage and leader of the Mission on Our Doorsteps Movement. Damon grew up as a missionary kid in Cyprus where his parents served with Open Doors with Brother Andrew. He is a Wheaton College graduate with ministry experience with urban youth, single mom’s transitional housing, refugee resettlement, and “glocal” partnerships between North American and indigenous churches. In his current role, he seeks to build bridges among national immigrant and non-immigrant church leaders, so that local churches across the US might effectively love and welcome immigrants. His wife Crystal and four kids live in West Chicago, Illinois.

Purpose: The call (1) introduces Rev. Dr. Alejandro Mandes, the new Executive Director of The Immigration Alliance, (2) explains the launch of the new TIA campaign in partnership with NaLEC (3) gives pastors practical guidance on how their churches can help immigrants in their community in light of the executive action on immigration, and (4) provides an update on the TX court case that has halted executive action for the moment.

Conference Call Leaders:  David Drury, The Wesleyan Church Alejandro Mandes, The Immigration Alliance Gabriel Salguero, National Latino Evangelical Coalition Kathleen Leslie, World Relief, Damon Schroeder, The Immigration Alliance

Power Point SlidesTIA Church Leaders Conference Call – Feb 2015

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