Rev. Anthony Tang has a BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona, and MDiv from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and an Executive MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has worked in a variety of church settings as an ordained elder and served most recently as the Director of Connectional Ministries for the Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served in leadership at the District, Conference, Jurisdictional, and General Church areas. Currently, he is the outgoing president of the Western Jurisdiction Directors of Connectional Ministry, serves on the Committee on Appeals of the Western Jurisdiction, and serves on the Board of Directors for the General Council on Finance and Administration. For the Desert Southwest Conference, he has been the second elected clergy delegate in 2012 and 2016 to the Western Jurisdiction Conference and to the General Conference. Anthony is passionately committed to the ministry of the laity and to the Grace of Jesus Christ that transforms our lives in unexpected ways. He looks forward to a deep and fruitful relationship with the people at Desert Mission UMC.