Rev. Dr. Dale M. Weatherspoon, a native San Franciscan, received his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 1999 and 2013 respectively. Since 1999, he has served in four cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments in the California-Nevada Annual conference. He is now serving Easter Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond, CA, an historically and predominately African-American congregation open to all people.
Rev. Weatherspoon has served the church on all levels as a lay and clergy person. His service to the larger church includes the General Board of Church and Society 1992-2000 and as a director on the General Commission of Religion and Race from 2008-2016.
He is a senior trainer with i-Relate.org, an Intercultural Leadership Institute that provides training for the California-Nevada Annual Conference, the larger church and community. His cultural competency training includes studies at the Intercultural Communication Institute and the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication.
Pastor Dale is also a community organizer. He has a passion for justice ministry, loves traveling, and teaching. He sees himself as a cultural bridge person who works to help people see not only their commonalities but to appreciate and value their differences. He believes that only in community and in service together can we grow in our love for one another and deepen our trust in God.
Pastor Dale is married to the Rev. Debbie Weatherspoon. They have two sons, Wesley and Justus.