Refugio Sanchez, pastor of a thriving church in Orange County, emigrated from Mexico to the U. S. and subsequently learned how to build bridges between cultures. His workshop is one of eight in the 17th annual Santa Barbara Mission Conference, which takes place Friday evening, Feb. 1, and all day Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara.

Register by going online at or by picking up and completing a brochure at any of our partner churches: the Presbyterian churches in the tri-counties, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, Oceanhills Covenant Church, Montecito Covenant Church, or Trinity Lutheran Church.