Hosts and Speakers

Host and Speaker Bios.


Ken Cross
Ken Cross is the CEO for Sacramento Habitat for Humanity. Ken served stateside and overseas as a U.S. Army armor officer for 10 years, from 1974 to 1984. Since 1995, he has volunteered and worked in the nonprofit arena with the Red Cross, UC Davis Med Center Hospice and the Spiritual Life Center. Ken joined SHfH as the operations officer in 2003 and became the chief executive officer October 1, 2005.


The Reverend Michael Moran
The Rev. Michael Moran is an award-winning broadcaster with over 20 years of major market experience. In 1984, he felt the call to pursue ordination as a Unity Minister. He was ordained in 1988 and served ministries in California, Oregon, Kansas and Missouri with his late wife, the Rev. Faith Moran. In 1998, Spiritual Life Center was co-founded in Sacramento. Spiritual Life Center is a large congregation that promotes peace, respect and understanding among the religions of the world.

Dennis Mangers
Dennis Mangers began teaching elementary school in 1964, and in 1968, became one of California’s youngest school principals. From 1976 to 1980, he was the 73rd Assembly District representative in the California State Assembly. Dennis then went on to serve as principal lobbyist, senior vice president and ultimately president of the California Cable & Telecommunications Association, until this year, when he recently joined the staff of the president pro tem of the California State Senate, Sen. Darrell Steinberg. Dennis is active in the community, having served on the board of directors of the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services (CARE), the California Confederation of the Arts, the Sacramento Ballet and California State University, among many others.