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Olivia Kassoum-Amadou

Unlikely partnership between the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People and the Rochester Hyatt Regency transforms a cancelled celebration into a new opportunity to embody mission

In 1970, the National Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) began with a question: How should the Church respond to the growing disparity between rich and poor across the globe? Half a century later, the Covid pandemic and a canceled 50th anniversary celebration became an unexpected opportunity to answer that founding question in a new way.