Our Staff

Betsy Ayrea Delfine, Director – Soup Of Success

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soupofsuccess@gmail.com or betsya@churchcommunityservices.org

Betsy developed the Soup Of Success program in November 1997 and still directs it to this day.  She is passionate about empowering women to find their voices, stop settling and reclaim their lives.  Betsy does presentations on the Soup Of  Success program and Church Community Services and is a part of the poverty education team.  She is active in agency fundraising and development as well as social media communications. Betsy loves designing gift baskets and is always on the lookout for new retail and wholesale customers and people who want to get connected through volunteering!


Kathy Peterson, Mentor Coordinator/Trainer, Career Counselor & Getting Ahead facilitator

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Kathy began at Soup Of Success as a volunteer teaching creative writing and tutoring women who were studying for their GED.  She came on staff officially in 2003 and now is the lead facilitator for the Getting Ahead and the popular Practicing Personal Power curriculum as well as career counseling.  She also works hard at supporting SOS graduates.  Her focus is educating the community on poverty issues and helping people truly understand poverty as a community concern.  She still teaches creative writing and assists women in pursuit of a GED.

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Teresa Clifford, Production Manager

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Teresa  joined our staff as Production Manager in August 2017.  She received a degree in Human Service at Ivy Tech Community College, and has worked in drug and alcohol treatment for the past 6 years. Teresa enjoys volunteering at many charitable organizations such as the Elkhart Woman’s Shelter, Faith Mission and Michiana Five for the Homeless. She has also served on the board of the Drug Free Partnership of Elkhart County. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, music and flower gardening.



Sue McDonald picSue McDonald, Soup Of Success Counselor

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Sue joined our staff as Counselor in 2016.  She oversees and facilitates the support groups, teaches emotional resources curriculum, and provides one on one support to the current class and graduates of Soup of Success. Sue is passionate about empowering women to be their best selves and helping them raise their self-esteem.