Susan has been involved in pastoral ministry for 30 years. She is now semi-retired and devotes much of her time to her writing and speaking pursuits. Susan has a degree in Christian ministry and previously worked as a librarian. She has also been a chaplain and pastored several rural churches in an interim capacity. Her theological beliefs are those stated in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creed which have been believed by Christians for nearly 2,000 years. She attends an evangelical protestant denomination.
Susan’s husband Ross, was working for a bank when they married forty years ago. They have moved frequently as Ross took up different roles mostly in rural bank branches. In 1988, Ross was diagnosed with cancer. After Ross recovered, he went into pastoral ministry. At their first church, Susan began writing devotional thoughts for the church newsletter and has been writing devotions ever since. Ross and Susan have enjoyed living and ministering in many small country towns. They have three married children and three grandchildren and live on the Murray River.
In 2005, Susan started a blog and later this website where she posts her devotional thoughts, book reviews and inspirational articles. Her devotions have been published in a variety of settings such as church newsletters and local newspapers. As a result, she has hundreds of devotional articles online and in print.
Susan’s writing reflects her belief that faith must be relevant to everyday life and she has been working on a series of books for some time. Her manuscript, 10 Blessings of God you don’t want to miss won the Omega Writers 2020 CALEB unpublished non-fiction award. She is currently working on 10 Biblical Women who made a difference.
The best compliment someone can give Susan about her work is, “you made me think.”