Richard Hom (At Large Member, Class of 2027) is currently serving his second term as the Moderator of the Pacific Islander & Asian American Ministries (PAAM) of the United Church of Christ. As Moderator, Dick was instrumental in implementing many policies and procedures to update PAAM such as a financial policies & procedures, funding for youth and young adult programming, leadership training and providing grants to address racism and racial disparities to all six regions of PAAM. Dick is also a member of the Council of Racial & Ethnic Ministries (COREM) of the UCC.
Dick is a strong supporter of the Northern California Nevada Conference and is a former moderator and current Association board member and has been instrumental in helping to raise over $40K for disaster relief for the Conference.
As a retired small business owner, Dick has served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and served as a trustee for the Pacific School of Religion.
As a long-time active member of the Chinese Congregational Church in San Francisco, Dick has served in many capacities such as moderator of the church council, chairperson of the Board of Deacons and many various committees. His biggest legacy is as the co- founder of the Summer Adventure Camp for Kids (SACK) day camp program for low- income kids in the Chinatown area. Founded in 1969, the program is still active today.