Track conversationsEach track is engaging in four hour working sessions throughout the remainder of HANA Day 3. The Developing Lay Leaders track discussed the challenges experienced in developing lay leaders. They noted the following as some of the challenges: personality-driven nature of Latino churches, hierarchy and a lack of willingness to share leadership among pastors, gender, stereotypes of a leader that prevent participation by those who do not fit, family pressures, congregants viewing pastors as “mercenary servants”, immigrant needs, and the conflict between the Gospel message and the American dream. As one member said, “Be a doctor and love God…but not too much.”