Reverend David Bird: Dean and Rector of Trinity Cathedral Church, Downtown San Jose: Central to who we are is the conviction that everyone is welcome at God's table. Our simple motto is "a place at God's table for everyone." We believe that was the attitude of Jesus and must be ours. As such we are consciously a very diverse congregation. Jesus' life was characterized by prayer, care, study and rigorous intellectual questioning. All this we attempt to do. As a congregation, we seek to follow the bishop's charge to a new parish pastor: "care alike for young and old, strong and weak, rich and poor;" proclaim the Gospel; and "Love and serve Christ's people. Nourish them, and strengthen them to glorify God in this life and in the life to come."