Michael McBride, Director Pastor Michael McBride (known as “Pastor Mike”) is a native of San Francisco and has been active in ministry for over 20 years. Throughout the years, Pastor McBride's commitment to holistic ministry can be seen through his leadership roles in both the church and community organizations.  A graduate of Duke University’s Divinity School, with an emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy, Pastor McBride planted The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, where he presently serves as the Lead Pastor. In March 2012, he became the National Director for the Lifelines to Healing/LIVE FREE Campaign with the PICO National Network, a campaign led by hundreds of faith congregations throughout the United States committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color. In 2013, Pastor McBride was selected as the #9 Top Clergy Leader to Watch in the US by the Center for American Progress.  He has served on a number of local and national task forces with the White House and Department of Justice regarding gun violence prevention, boys and men of color and police-community relationships.  He is a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera programs providing commentary for issues related to faith and racial justice.  He is married to Cherise McBride and they have two beautiful daughters, Sarai and Nylah.

Michael McBride, Director

Pastor Michael McBride (known as “Pastor Mike”) is a native of San Francisco and has been active in ministry for over 20 years. Throughout the years, Pastor McBride's commitment to holistic ministry can be seen through his leadership roles in both the church and community organizations. 

A graduate of Duke University’s Divinity School, with an emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy, Pastor McBride planted The Way Christian Center in West Berkeley, where he presently serves as the Lead Pastor. In March 2012, he became the National Director for the Lifelines to Healing/LIVE FREE Campaign with the PICO National Network, a campaign led by hundreds of faith congregations throughout the United States committed to addressing gun violence and mass incarceration of young people of color.

In 2013, Pastor McBride was selected as the #9 Top Clergy Leader to Watch in the US by the Center for American Progress.  He has served on a number of local and national task forces with the White House and Department of Justice regarding gun violence prevention, boys and men of color and police-community relationships. 

He is a regular guest on MSNBC, CNN and Al-Jazeera programs providing commentary for issues related to faith and racial justice.  He is married to Cherise McBride and they have two beautiful daughters, Sarai and Nylah.

Andrea Marta, Campaign Director Andrea Marta is the Campaign Manager for the LIVE FREE Campaign, an initiative of the PICO National Network focused on ending the criminalization of people of color through empowering those directly impacted by mass incarceration to lead in the local, state and national arenas. Andrea began her organizing career at age 14 when she was motivated to join a PICO affiliated organization in San Francisco as a volunteer leader following a drive by shooting at her congregation during a youth dance.  In response, she helped to advocate for and design a $7M youth center in her neighborhood. By age 23 her organizing work led her to Congregations Organizing for Renewal, PICO’s Southern Alameda County affiliate, where she led a multi-year organizing campaign to address youth violence that ultimately won a ballot measure that directed $4 million in city funding to Ceasefire and other violence prevention strategies. In recent years, Andrea has played key roles in helping to move the President to Ban the Box on all federal jobs, playing a leadership role in PICO CA's Prop 47 voter engagement strategy, organizing PICO California’s Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship, which covered 285 miles in 21 days, and in coordinating PICO’s first statewide civic engagement campaign in 2012.   Andrea currently resides in San Francisco with her husband of eleven years, Yahir, and two beautiful children, Jair and Tatiana.

Andrea Marta, Campaign Director

Andrea Marta is the Campaign Manager for the LIVE FREE Campaign, an initiative of the PICO National Network focused on ending the criminalization of people of color through empowering those directly impacted by mass incarceration to lead in the local, state and national arenas.

Andrea began her organizing career at age 14 when she was motivated to join a PICO affiliated organization in San Francisco as a volunteer leader following a drive by shooting at her congregation during a youth dance.  In response, she helped to advocate for and design a $7M youth center in her neighborhood. By age 23 her organizing work led her to Congregations Organizing for Renewal, PICO’s Southern Alameda County affiliate, where she led a multi-year organizing campaign to address youth violence that ultimately won a ballot measure that directed $4 million in city funding to Ceasefire and other violence prevention strategies.

In recent years, Andrea has played key roles in helping to move the President to Ban the Box on all federal jobs, playing a leadership role in PICO CA's Prop 47 voter engagement strategy, organizing PICO California’s Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship, which covered 285 miles in 21 days, and in coordinating PICO’s first statewide civic engagement campaign in 2012.  

Andrea currently resides in San Francisco with her husband of eleven years, Yahir, and two beautiful children, Jair and Tatiana.


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