WISDOM Chapel: In Search of Shalom in a #Hashtag Culture

Pete Menjares

    • Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Given the unrest surrounding matters of race and violence in society today, the hope for peace, unity, and justice appears elusive. Further, the deluge of information, graphic images, and unfiltered public opinion are exacerbated by easy accessibility to both the mass- and social-media. In this series, Dr. Pete Menjares and his wife Virginia (evening chapel only) will seek to answer the question of how do Jesus followers provide moral leadership, put forward concrete solutions, model inter-ethnic healing, and forge authentic inter-racial relationships that inspire hope in our #hashtag culture?


Pete Menjares

Dr. Pete Menjares is the CCCU Senior Fellow for Diversity and Senior Director of the Institute for Faculty Development at Vanguard University.  He also is the principal and owner of Menjares Consulting Group, where he provides professional consultation services to Christian colleges and universities, focusing on building capacity for diversity through audits and assessments, strategic planning, curriculum, keynote speaking, and the professional development of faculty, senior-level leaders, presidents, and boards of trustees. 

Dr. Pete Menjares recently served as the 11th president of Fresno Pacific University and has since relocated to Southern California. Previously he worked at Biola for 17 years finishing as the Associate Provost for Diversity Leadership. Prior to this position Dr. Menjares served as Chairman of the Education Department. Dr. Menjares is a frequent speaker and conference presenter, and has over 30 scholarly papers, publications, and research grants to his credit. In September/October 2005, a portion of Dr. Menjares' teaching testimony was told in a story published by Today's Christian magazine titled Redeeming Public Education, and in summer 2007 Teach Kids! Magazine released a children's curriculum based on Dr. Menjares' life titled Two Paths for Pete that will target at-risk Latino youth.


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