Bruce Sutchar was born and raised in Chicago. He joined the Unification movement on Christmas Eve, 1976. He served on the Mobile Fundraising Team and attended the Unification Theological Seminary from 1982 to 1985. From 1987 to 2016, Bruce worked with the American Freedom Coalition and the Universal Peace Federation.
Bruce and his Austrian wife, Ilse, have five children and a number of spiritual children. Bruce is most passionate about passing on the teachings and traditions of the Unification movement to the young Unificationists.