Season 3: Ready for God's Now | Episode 4
The third of five muscles the church needs to strengthen in order to be fit, agile, and ready for God’s now is Walking Alongside or Neighboring. Coté Soerens is the owner/midwife of Resistencia Coffee shop in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. She is the co-founder of Cultivate South Park, a non-profit that lends infrastructure to neighborhood community development projects such as the Urban Fresh Food Collective, Reconnect South Park, and the South Park Arts and Culture Collective. In this conversation, Coté beautifully and powerfully offers a picture of what it means to walk alongside, to let go of who we think we are, to build trust, to believe we have everything we need, and to find power in vulnerability, friendship, and joy. Her passion is infectious. We can’t wait for you to hear her!
Originally from Chile, Coté has made Seattle her home, where she lives with her husband Tim and their sons.
She has served as the founding executive director of Puentes, an immigrant-led organization mobilizing mental health resources to support families affected by immigration policies. Coté is a founding partner of Resistencia Coffee, a neighborhood coffee shop in the heart of South Park.
She is also the co-founder of Cultivate South Park, a non-profit that lends infrastructure to neighborhood community development projects such as the Urban Fresh Food Collective, Reconnect South Park, and the South Park Arts and Culture Collective.
Cultivate South Park is “Connecting Neighbors and their Gifts to Co-Create a thriving and equitable South Park.” Find out more on their website.
Learn more about Resistencia Coffee in Seattle, Washington at their website.
Mark Elsdon’s book that is referenced in the interview is We Aren't Broke: Uncovering Hidden Resources for Mission and Ministry.
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