Rev. Manda Adams is the pastor of First Community Church, United Church of Christ in Far East Dallas. Manda holds a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth and is passionate about dialogue and conflict transformation. Prior to seminary, Manda was the training coordinator for the Public Conversations Project (now Essential Partners) in Boston. She served churches in Central and Western New York before joining First Community in June 2016. Manda and her spouse, Syed Rehman, live an interfaith life and enjoy sharing about how their Christian and Muslim faiths intersect and help one another grow. They share their home with two dogs, Sadie and Sunshine, and a cat, Sammy.