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Brad Otto for the Cullinane Speaker Series

March 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM   |   Location: Tschoepe Hall, Room 201

Brad Otto for the Cullinane Speaker Series

Cullinane Speaker Series in Social Innovation

Brad Otto, Founder, Acts of Wisdom

Brad Otto is founder and president of the nonprofit Acts of Wisdom and will be sharing his thoughts on global aid. He founded Acts of Wisdom in 2013 and has since been driven to provide quality education for children in rural Ethiopia. Brad has a degree in theology and theatre from TLU and a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. Otto has also been in ministry for 11 years. He currently serves as the lead pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Cypress, Texas, a growing suburban congregation on Houston’s northwest side, and also chairs the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod’s Mission Strategy Table for the TX-LA Gulf Coast region. Brad is married to his wife Stacie who is a teacher for the Harmony School of Discovery. They have two children, a daughter London Grace who is 6 and Logan Bradley who is 2.

About the Cullinane Speaker Series in Social Entrepreneurship

Mollie Cullinane’s dedication to helping social entrepreneurs become successful business leaders has inspired a special speaker series. A TLU alumna and lecturer, Mollie and her husband Jeff manage the Cullinane Law Group—an Austin-based firm advising nonprofits and social enterprises on how to create business plans and assisting with establishing business tools needed to sustain success. Throughout the academic year, the social entrepreneurship program invites several guest speakers to share their personal and professional stories with students.


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