The Gathering Keynote Speaker

February 29, 2020 from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Vietnamese Presbyterian Church, Garden Grove

God’s PlayGround: Moving from Multi-ethnic to Intercultural

Keynote Speaker, Lance Allen, is pastor of First Presbyterian Church Santa Ana. He grew up in Los Gatos, CA, earned a BA in Music from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, an MFA in Music from the University of California in Irvine, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, and a D. Min. from New York Theological Seminary in New York, NY. Lance enjoys the beach, music, the mountains, movies, the 49ers, the Dodgers, the Lakers, and being with family and friends. He has two beautiful children: a son named Hawke and a daughter named Raine.

Many of us desire more culturally sensitive and welcoming congregations, but we often stumble in our interactions with others, sometimes unknowingly. 

In his transformative leadership doctoral research, Lance Allen has discovered many new avenues to building bridges, cultivating healthier communication and creating stronger community.

Lance will share steps toward an intentional intercultural and intergenerational community of faith in Jesus Christ.

God’s Playground Resources


God’s Playground – PowerPoint Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation

Bibliography Short

Path of Shalom Details

Path of Shalom 1

Playground Rules

Self Assessment

Spring Institute

Culture Iceberg

False Path