Isai Garcia is a Los Angeles native that has lived in Sonoma County for the last 10 years. The son of immigrants from Central America, he has a deep connection with the struggles marginalized immigrant communities must face, and the opportunities they must seize upon in making a life for their families in a new country.
He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. Isai also has broad experience in non–profit and higher education administration, currently serving as Admissions and Outreach Specialist at Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.
At the core of his theological convictions is a deep regard for the interconnectedness between faith and society: Faith grounds the vision and connection people of faith have with their neighbors and with nature. His inspiration for joining the Commission on Human Rights comes from the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and more recently, the prophetic witness of Rev. Jim Wallis with the non-profit Sojourners, and Rev. Dr. William Barber II at Repairers of the Breach.
Isai welcomes the opportunity to become more engaged in the Sonoma County community and be an advocate for equity and justice where it is needed.