Pastor Sanghoon Yoo, the founder of The Faithful City (TFC), has led ministries and social services at Arizona State University (ASU) and the Phoenix metropolitan area over two decades. He holds Master’s degrees in Social Work (MSW) and in theology (MDiv). He launched “Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community (AZTIFC),” collaborating with Arizona ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Consortium that he is serving as a board member. He organizes a statewide conference and mobilizes trauma informed community movement, working with many organizations from diverse sectors.
With Arizona ACEs Consortium, he contributed to the authorship of training modules for opioid and substance use prevention and creating statewide standardized ACEs training of trainers modules. Serving South Mountain WORKS Coalition in Phoenix as vice-chair, he has been training schools and their districts to build a trauma informed school system for the youth, raising resilient servant leaders and forming a safe and healthy living community.