Rev. John P. Feagins is an ordained elder within the Río Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since 2013, he has served as senior pastor of La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas.
Rev. Raquel C. Feagins is an ordained elder serving in the Río Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and a clergy delegate to the 2020 UMC General Conference. Raquel serves as associate pastor of La Trinidad United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas and is a Ph.D. student at Oblate School of Theology in the area of Christian Spirituality.
Plenaria is the Spanish (Latin) word for plenary, signifying fullness, completeness, and inclusion. Plenaria happens when differing virtues, values and commitments, and those who possess them, meet together in both tension and community.
The plenary is the most inclusive gathering of an organization. In a world in crisis where more and more decisions are made by fewer and fewer people, Plenaria recognizes that “everything is on the table.”
Plenaria seeks to broaden conversation and address concerns and proposals not considered elsewhere especially as they relate to matters of justice, identity, spirituality, values, stewardship, and life in community.
Plenaria hopes to offer a model for community that stands in contrast to totalitarian concepts of unity that seek mere conformity, unanimity, and uniformity.}
Plenaria is also offered here as an invitation to seek a genuine Trinitarian faith practice embracing authenticity, solidarity, and spirituality during a time of destructive intellectual and social polarization and antagonism.