A Desire to Affect Women's Lives
Jefferson City native Susan Jaramillo-Acree enjoyed a long career with Home Depot, rising to National Sales Manager in Atlanta. Most recently she was Director of Sales and Marketing for another company there and returned to Missouri in August. She is completing her MBA at William Woods University and is in the create program at Central.
Mother of two, a member of Junior League, and an adviser to the WWU Delta Gamma chapter, Susan's goal is to continue leadership roles, use her MBA, and serve her community. She wants to affect change in women’s lives, both nationally and internationally, with her speaking and writing.
Changing, Restoring and Strengthening Lives
At present, the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church congregation is engaged with Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) in issues related to restoring economic dignity amongst families, especially in impoverished areas, through an effort of capping the rate on payday lending and raising the minimum wage for workers.
In light of Central Seminary’s congregational health initiative, we would like to share with you recent news of this church’s efforts to be the agents of change in their community.
At Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, where Dr. Wallace S. Hartsfield II (Fred E. Young Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible) serves as the Senior Pastor, the congregation affiliated with CCO, www.cco.org, in the late 1980s. CCO is a local affiliate of the Pacific Institute for Community Organization Network which trains volunteers from area congregations of all faiths in the leadership and advocacy skills required to effect the social change needed to improve the quality of life in their communities.
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