Rev. Sauls, born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an ordained Elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout the United Methodist connection, he is a mentor, coach and advocate in the areas of transformational spiritual leadership, social justice ministries of equality and dignity, economic equity, and multi-ethnic congregational development for community upliftment and empowerment. A former executive and congregational strategist with two General Boards and the Annual Conference, Rev. Sauls is a passionate bridge-builder for cross-cultural and multi-ethnic congregational development in racially diverse communities. As the Senior Pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, Rev. Sauls is committed to leveraging Holman’s legacy to engage in relevant multi-generational and vibrant multi-cultural ministries of hope and healing, compassion and restoration towards a more just and fair beloved community and world house. Rev. Sauls is co-founder of PAN and Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). A published writer, poet and percussionist, Rev. Sauls is married to Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls, an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.