Shortly after her family moved to Poway, California in the late 1980’s, Susan learned of Moms in Prayer from an article her sister sent to her. Years later, Susan realized that she lived just a block from Fern Nichols, Moms in Prayer Founder. She also discovered that her four kids used to spend time at Fern’s home playing basketball.
Susan joined her first Moms in Prayer group, meeting at a home to pray for the local elementary school. As her kids grew older, she joined the group praying for Poway High School, led by Fern. In 1995, Susan volunteered to help with the first Moms in Prayer International promotional video. Then in 1997, she was delighted to join the headquarters staff.
Married to Jacob for many years, Susan and her husband are blessed to have six children (three married) and three grandsons. Susan enjoys reading, going for walks, encouraging people, spending time with family, and of course praying in two Moms in Prayer groups, one for career-aged adult children and the other, a Grandmas in Prayer group. “I am forever thankful for the countless answered prayers over the years for my children, their schools, other students, teachers, the Moms in Prayer ministry, and beyond,” recalls Susan. “Our amazing LORD God Almighty truly has never left us nor forsaken us.”
Susan states that her life verse, Deuteronomy 31:8, has been a comfort for many years, “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”