Sanghoon Yoo

Rev. Dr. Sanghoon Yoo, MSW. 

Sanghoon Yoo, the founder of The Faithful City (TFC), has led ministries and social services for over two decades in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Pursuing recovery from his traumatic season, he encountered the trauma informed care movement and founded the Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Coalition (AZTIFC) with exponential growth. He was a founding board member of the Arizona ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Consortium, where he chairs the interfaith committee. With AZTIFC, he organizes statewide conferences, regional and national meetings, and develops professional field collaboration with various societal sectors. He also offers trauma informed care training, organizational and systemic change consultation, and trauma transformed discipleship. Recently, TFC launched the “Creating Communities of Belonging” project with a grant award by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to train faith communities for trauma informed care based substance use prevention. Dr. Yoo organized the first annual Weave and Cleave Conference in May, recognizing eleven faith-based organizations for their belonging community project training completion. In addition, he is co-managing the faith-based community at PACES Connection and chairing the faith committee at Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) to advance the movement with national leaders and colleagues.