David Farley (STH ’78)
Reverend David Farley (STH ’78) has ministered for more than 30 years as pastor of Echo Park United Methodist Church in the urban core of Los Angeles. Pastor Farley & Echo Park UMC were involved in both the original Sanctuary Movement for Central American Refugees in the 80s and the New Sanctuary Movement for undocumented families in more recent years. In 2012 David was one of those recognized as a “Giant of Justice” by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-LA) in recognition of his contribution to the interfaith struggle for the rights of workers and immigrants. David was named School of Theology Distinguished Alumnus in 2013.