Rev. Andrew Finch, who pastors three United Methodist congregations in Omaha, will lead an online course focusing on racial reconciliation in the church. The class will be held May 6-31 and is open to all persons looking for biblical, theological, and practical ways to support diversity in the church and racial reconciliation within the church. 

The four-week event is offered at, and will include optional Zoom meetings as well as discussion and interaction on Blackboard academic software.  

Finch is an ordained elder in the Great Plains Conference and has served in the local church for more than 12 years. With a focus on urban ministry, Finch has seen the long-lasting effects of racial trauma that social institutions, including religious organizations, have suffered. He is determined to make a difference in how majority and minority individuals interact on a social and religious level.  

“This course will help you develop as a strong social justice advocate even if you are afraid to know where to begin, while encouraging your own voice and platform, and without reinventing the wheel,” he says.  

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