2021 Remote Conference
Hear from Rev. Cameron Trimble, scholar-in-residence for the 2021 Conference:
Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director and CEO of Convergence (formerly the Center for Progressive Renewal), an organization that supports the reshaping of congregations and leaders engaged in an age of movement from “organized religion” to “organizing religion” driven by the values of an inclusive, progressive theological vision for a more just world for all. She began her ministry as a new church developer and, to pay for her “ministry habit”, also owns a real estate company and a software company.
Before starting the Convergence, she served as an advisor to the Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Team of Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ and as Associate Conference Minister of Church Development in the Southeast Conference of the UCC. She has worked with many denominational bodies as they set up systems for church development, and she coaches pastors in the UCC, Episcopal, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), ELCA, United Methodist, Unitarian Universalist, and Presbyterian (USA) churches.
Rev. Trimble has served an adjunct professor teaching church planting/renewal and leadership with the Pacific School of Religion, Brite Divinity School, Auburn Seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary. She co-authored the book “Liberating Hope” and most recently published “Piloting Church: Helping Your Congregation Take Flight” in 2019 and 60 Days of Faith in 2020.
One of the great honors of her life is serving as the board chair of an organization called Stop the Traffik, focused on putting an end to human trafficking around the world through the use of intelligence-led prevention. STT works in partnership with IBM, Homeland Security, MI5, Facebook, Twitter, Wells Fargo, the Financial Times and many others to develop the tools to identify human trafficking networks and disrupt them.
When she is not working, she will be found piloting airplanes with passengers who love to see this wonderful, wild world from the sky.