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April 30, 2020

When Churches & Businesses are a Blessing

How has your church partnered with businesses to bless the community you serve?  Chris Brooks wants to hear your stories and explore creative ways that churches and businesses have worked together to be a blessing - especially in these challenging days of COVID-19. We will also be joined by a few executives who will share their stories of church involvement in community impact! 



Nino Cutraro
Nino Cutraro

Nino Cutraro

Nino Cutraro is a successful owner/operator of several successful businesses. He is the largest franchisee owner of Whalburgers as he partners with Mark Whalberg as the managing director and operating partner of 10 Wahlburgers franchises throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and the UK. They also have the honor and distinction of placing Whalburgers locations on all US military bases globally beginning at JBLM in Tacoma, Washington, and in Ramstein, Germany.

Matt Rusten
Matt Rusten

Matt Rusten

Matt Rusten serves as the executive director for Made to Flourish. Rusten received his master of divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and has served in churches in North Dakota, the Chicago area, Kansas City, and most recently as pastor of spiritual formation at Blackhawk Church in Madison, Wisconsin.  He and his wife, Margi, and their daughter, Olivia, and son, Owen, live in Kansas.

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area.    Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.

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