Warner Pacific College is pleased to welcome Dr. Arloa Sutter as the featured speaker at the 3rd Annual President's Tea and Scholarship Auction on Saturday, April 14th.
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Arloa Sutter is a visionary leader and founder of Breakthrough Urban Ministries, an organization in Chicago that partners and walks alongside those affected by poverty to develop skills and open doors of opportunity.
Breakthrough began when Arloa opened an unused church meeting room to serve hot coffee and lunch to the homeless in response to the compassion God was putting on her heart for those in need. It wasn't long before she began to build meaningful relationships with those she was helping and focused her ministry on providing shelter, hot meals, counseling, and supportive services for homeless men.
As the needs of the community grew, so did Arloa's vision for Breakthrough. In 2000, Breakthrough renovated a building in East Garfield Park to expand capacity in order to serve homeless women. Youth and family service programs were soon added as well. Today, Breakthrough stands as a center of hope for community residents and families of Chicago's west side.
In Her recent book entitled The Invisible, through her own compelling stories and those of many others, she sensitively examines the hard issues of poverty through real-life examples, theological and philosophical models, and practical direction. With wisdom and first-hand knowledge from her own established ministry to the poor, Sutter will open your eyes to what is happening around your very own neighborhood. Outreach magazine has named The Invisible by Arloa Sutter as the 2011 Compassion Outreach Resource of the Year.
Arloa graduated from the Moody Bible Institute, and in 2007, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Moody Alumni Association. She is an associate pastor at River City Community Church and serves on the board of the Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund.