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Where family helps family

Pastor's advice: Genuinely be there for people

Food and family are what folks get
Food and family are what folks get at Faith/Santa Fe Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Richard Suero, pastor, helped open the congregation's food pantry to the community.

"Family" is a big word for Richard Suero, pastor of Faith/Santa Fe Lutheran Church, Milwaukee. It's how he built this church's membership from 45 to 600 in seven years.

Transplanted Latin American families were growing the neighborhood. But when Suero arrived, the church had a rule that its pantry could only be used by members — even if they didn't attend worship.


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