Religious leaders welcome new clergy

Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish religious leaders came together Aug. 7 in Reno to welcome new Methodist and Presbyterian pastors and a Jewish rabbi.

According to Rajan Zed, the organizer of the event, the reception was held to welcome Reno First United Methodist Church Pastor Kristen A. Marshall, Temple Sinai Reno Rabbi Ethan Bair and Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church Sparks Pastor Howard R. Dotson to the area.

Sparks Mayor Geno R. Martini presided.

Others who addressed attendees included Stephen B. Bond, senior pastor of Sparks Summit Christian Church; Dr. Rafik I. Beekun of Northern Nevada Muslim Community; Rita Sloan of Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno; and Matthew Fisher from Reno Buddhist Center.


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