Dawn Hyde, Pastor
Rev. Dr. Leslie Veen, Parish Associate
The city of San Francisco stole my heart from the moment I visited it for the first time almost 30 years ago. With it’s majestic views, endless options for fun things to do (many of them for free), and ultimate walkability, I want to live nowhere else. And being a part of the MBCC community is an important part of my love for this city, offering a great mix of vibrant people, spirit-filled worship, and desire to serve God’s people in this area of the world.
Pete Feltman, Pastoral Assistant for Music
Lacey Hunter, Seminary Intern
The Session is the primary decision-making body of the church. Made up of “Elders” the Session is responsible for working in partnership with pastoral staff to embody what it means to be Mission Bay Community Church now and into the future.
What I love about SF – what is not to love??? For the most part, I actually like the fog, cleansing the air and allowing me to sleep snuggled under warm blankets most nights.
What I love about MBCC – the open, intelligent, engaging, questioning, loving community.
I love hiking Bernal hill, bonfires at Ocean Beach, late Sunday brunches in the Mission, and Philz coffee anywhere and anytime! I love how MBCC has become my family — the community is warm, authentic, and embracing!
Favorite thing to do in San Francisco: Enjoying a good cup of coffee at Ft. Funston while hanging out with my dogs, husband and baby!!
What connects you to MBCC or your faith: The simple yet difficult message that Jesus gives us of how to live as a Christian is a daily inspiration and a struggle.
My favorite thing to do in San Francisco is to sit by myself on the logs by the ocean at Land’s End.
I love our church dinners after Sunday worship. We live in a foodie town where food snobbery is rampant but for me both the food and the time for community at our Sunday dinners have always been delicious. The Sunday meal has always been an important family ritual for me and in my own adulthood God has provided this abundantly through MBCC!
What I love about MBCC: the sense of real community, our passion for social justice, and how we value discussing different points of view.
What I love about living in the Bay Area: I love being close to many beautiful parks to walk and hike in.
We have our own unique style here at MBCC. However, at the same time, we are an active part of the denomination leadership, not standing outside looking in.
I’ve always been a city person, so I would be bored in the suburbs. Everyone uses public transit a lot in San Francisco, so we don’t have to worry so much about gas prices and parking meters most of the time.
My favorite SF pastimes are sunset glen park walks, picnics on pier 7, Dolores park on sunny days and runs along ocean beach. I love Mbcc for its unique and funny personality and because it helps guide me on my journey to being a good and decent human. The prayer of St. Francis is an inspiration to me in my faith.
Favorite thing to do in San Francisco? Surf
Scripture Passage that connects you to MBCC or your faith? “And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt 28:20)
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