what community could like in our time and place
Our interactions with others often felt rushed, shallow, and performative. How could we slow down and build relationships of depth and honesty?
So, we started making soup!
The people who came to our house each week to reimagine community kept raving about it. "People would buy this soup!" our friend Stanley said. We liked that idea, but we didn't just want to sell soup and make some money, we wanted
to make soup to share and build community.
Coop's Soups is a social enterprise looking to be in right relationship with:
We view the practices of sharing, preparing, and growing food as encounters with the Divine presence. In being present with our food and with others, we open ourselves up to an intimacy with God's love. Learn more about how we practice this in Soup Church.
Coop's Soups is owned and operated by Cristin and Brandon Cooper.
Cristin is the pastor of Soup Church and the soup maker! She graduated in 2019 with a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. Inspired by Matthew 25:35, "I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me," Cristin is passionate about creating space for people to encounter God's love through the simple act of sharing food.
Brandon is the business manager of Coop's Soups and also works as a UX designer in the Health IT industry. A native of Montgomery County, he enjoys hiking, sports, reading the news, and writing about himself in the third person.