Joyful Hog with Gold Heart

USA • Wisconsin



Rob Sötemann

2021, Ron Hering Awards

“I create a world of Love and Compassion by loving myself unconditionally and supporting everybody to his fullest potential.”

Sötemann was born in Amsterdam in The Netherlands on September 2nd, 1948. He got deeply involved with men’s work in 1985. He moved with his family to the US in 2000 on a search for inner peace. As so many, he found the source within himself. Rob got involved with the ManKind Project in the fall of 2015. After his NWTA he staffed several weekends until covid stopped the weekends from happening. He occupied the Wisconsin Elder Chair from March 2019 until September 2021. Since the spring of 2016 Rob got involved with prison work through the TRUTH Project. He staffed around a dozen weekends in Oshkosh and Racine. As soon as the Racine Correctional Institute was opened up after covid, Rob has been driving weekly 225 miles up and down every Wednesday from Lake Delton to Racine to be available for men inside. After assisting a friend on her final journey in October 2016 Rob has been a Hospice volunteer and a close companion to several of his friends in their final stretch.

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