Michael Piazza served as the senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope during a time of unprecedented growth. When he arrived in Dallas in 1987, the church had 280 members and a budget of $280,000. When he retired to become Dean of the Cathedral, the church’s membership was more than 3,500, with a consolidated budget of more than $3 million. Today he is the senior pastor of Virginia Highland Church in Atlanta, GA.
Rev. Cameron Trimble is the Executive Director of the Center for Progressive Renewal. She most recently served as an advisor to the Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Team of Local Church Ministries of the United Church of Christ and as Associate Conference Minister of Church Development in the Southeast Conference of the UCC. She works with almost every new church in the United Church of Christ and many new churches in other mainline denominations. She is the co-author of the book, Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church. Cameron is also the co-pastor of Virginia Highland Church in Atlanta, GA.