Susie was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She moved to Olathe, Ks in May of 2001. Susie was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. Her parents were very involved in her life and have played a huge part in her spiritual development.
In the 4th grade, Susie gave her life to the Lord. Through her personal relationship with Jesus Christ and experience as a mother, teacher and Early Childhood Director, her ministry passion is to help mobilize the family of God, to reach children for Christ and to disciple them toward a passionate, vibrant, lifelong relationship with Him. She believes setting a good foundation early will create future generations of healthy and active Christian leaders, enabling the church to measure success on all levels.
God has blessed her with a loving Christian husband, Mike, and two incredible sons, Jordan and Taylor. Jordan graduated in May 2012 from Emporia State College and Taylor is currently a junior at Pittsburg State University. They live in Olathe, Ks and attend Westside Family Church. Susie’s greatest joy in life is watching and experiencing the miracles that God blesses us with each and every day. She rejoices in being given the opportunity to be a wife, a mother, and leader in serving the Lord.
Susie has over 30 years of experience as both a teacher and Early Childhood Director. She received her degree in Early Childhood from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1984 and a BA in Business Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University in October of 2011. Susie has always had a love for children and her passion has always been to serve God.
Susie believes that it is essential to provide resources to assist and mentor parents in their child’s spiritual development. Children’s Ministry must be a family affair for lasting results. Children are the next generation and it's important that they are introduced to Jesus at an early age. Susie can't imagine doing anything different and thinks that she has the best "job" in the world . . .by providing oversight and creating vision for families in the ministry of children to Jesus Christ.
Her favorite verse is Psalms 34:7 which says, "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."