Tremayne Manson

Durham, NC
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Meet Tremayne Manson

I was able to facilitate several 9 week cohort-style sessions in cultural competence and racial awareness for staff members and congregants for a predominantly white megachurch in the South. I was also able to produce a 5-year strategic plan for this church to grow in multi-ethnicity. I have also co-facilitated anti-racism trainings for a number of churches in the Northeast. Beyond this, I have worked one-on-one with several people to encourage their individual growth in understanding racial justice, which included organizing trips to historic sites related to Civil Rights and museums/monuments dedicated to preserving the histories of people of color in America.

Areas of Expertise

Individual 1 on 1 coaching



KJ Hill
Executive Pastor for Discipleship and Mission - Rebuild Fellowship
Tremayne led several panel discussions, book discussions, leader trainings and surveys for our church. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful and a tremendous resource. Tremayne believes deeply in what he is teaching and it comes across in his care and patience with everyone he interacts with.
Jefferson Neel
Software Developer - Policygenius
I met Tremayne several years ago at church. He spoke during a weekend sermon about race/justice in the church and I reached out to him afterward to chat. Tremayne has been instrumental in opening my eyes to the realities of race and justice in our country, and more specifically the role it plays in churches. We started meeting regularly to talk about these things and it developed into a friendship. While our relationship was never a formal "coaching" I believe he would thrive in this role.
Rob Shields
n/a - n/a
My wife and I had the blessing of participating in one of Tremayne's Multiethnic Conversations cohorts as a part of his leadership efforts in multiethnic ministry efforts at our church. Tremayne's facilitation had a tremendous impact on our lives. He is a gifted, humble leader who is content to minister in the shadows, and yet also a brilliant strategist, who understands the value of the slow, steady work of discipleship + spiritual formation as the highest/best way to catalyze kingdom impact.

Work Experience

Associate Pastor for Community Development
The Summit Church - Durham, NC
March 2017 - December 2020
Organized the reconciliation team and set the ongoing team agenda to guide the church toward diversity and equity goals and efforts; created a five-year strategic plan to accomplish diversity and inclusion goals at all levels of the organization; facilitated trainings, workshops and cohorts for employees and church members towards reconciliation and cross-cultural competence.


Masters - Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary - Pasadena, CA
September 2020 - Current
Masters - Education
North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
August 2007 - December 2011
Bachelors - Management
The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
August 1996 - December 1997


Moving Forward in Racial Diversity and Reconciliation

I participated in a discussion at the Summit Church about becoming a multiethnic church, April 2018
Repairing Unity

Video created by Rachel Hotong highlighting some of the work I was able to do with The Summit Church.