Mayor holds annual prayer breakfast at city hall

Mayor’s Class of 2022 prayer breakfast speakers. Back row, left to right: Pastor Boris Alfaro from Comunidad Christiana Renuvo, Paco Rosas from Servicemaster, City Councilor Dan Kohler, Tim Davis of The Rec and Valor Mentoring, Jim Lyman from the Oregon National Guard (retired), Rabbi Avrohom Perlstein of Chabad Salem, Jason Lewis of Lewis Media Group, and Jonathan Thompson from Northwest Dental Arts. Front row, left to right: Randy Mooney (representing his wife Meredith from Keizer United), Sheba Dawn, Mayor Cathy Clark, Dee Pigsley from the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, and Dr. Satya Chadragiri, a board member of Salem-Keizer Public Schools District. (Charles Glenn/Keizertimes)

Twelve guest speakers headlined the 24th-annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at City Hall in observance of the National Day of Prayer, May 5. Musical inspiration was provided by local artist Sheba Dawn, and the event was catered by Elegant Catering.

Mayor Cathy Clark opened the service by comparing Keizer’s growth as a community to a well-rooted plant.

“We’re rooted in our community, we’re rooted in our family, and we’re rooted in god’s love to sustain us,” she said.

The annual breakfast featured religious and civic leaders from around the area, including evangelical pastors, a city council member, tribal leaders and a Rabbi.

The event ended with music by Sheba Dawn, who performed an abridged version of a popular Christian song based on the biblical book of Numbers as the benediction.

Local artist Sheba Dawn performed The Blessing by Chris Brown, Steve Furick, Cody Carnes and Kari Brooke Jobe. (Charles Glenn/Keizertimes)