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Owen Brovont, Livermore

Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, Rev. Kathy La Point-Collup, Rev. Chelsea Constant Asbury United Methodist Church, Livermore

Dr. Michael P. Mendenhall, Ph.D., Livermore