Who we are:
Randy and Susan met at church as one year olds. They grew up in the same church, same Sunday School classes, same youth group, and even graduated from the same high school the same year. They were married two years after high school and supported each other through college while starting their family and careers. Both were public school teachers until God called Randy into pastoral ministry. A few years later, Susan was called into full time ministry. While Randy was pastor of a local church and attended seminary, Susan served as Director of Youth and Family Ministries for the Churches of God, General Conference.
God’s call on their lives spilled over into the lives of their three adult children who are all married and deeply involved in the ministries of their churches. Their seven grandchildren, ages 5-17, enjoy church and are involved in the children and youth ministries. We have one more grandchild “on the way” all the way from Haiti as our oldest daughter’s family is adopting and anxiously waiting on little Levi.
Randy and Susan are passionate about helping people of all ages grow in their personal relationship with Jesus. They are experienced in training leaders of all ages while providing small and large discipleship groups with resources, practical tips and, most of all, words of encouragement. Randy’s desire is to encourage pastors and church leaders to focus their ministry priorities to create irresistible environments for life-change.
Susan has the excitement, energy, and experience to inspire youth workers, teachers, leaders, parents and small group facilitators to FOCUS on Jesus while helping others find Him and know Him. After numerous trips to Haiti, Brazil and Moldova, she also jumps at opportunities to influence those outside the local community to love Jesus and grow in a relationship with Him.
As a team, Randy and Susan enjoy working together to see God’s church be all He intended.
Randy – Bachelor of Arts in History Education, University of Central Oklahoma; Master of Divinity, Winebrenner Seminary
Susan – Bachelors Degree, Elementary Education, University of Central Oklahoma; Master’s Degree, Educational Administration, University of Central Oklahoma; Master’s level Certificate in Youth and Family Ministry, Fuller Seminary
Experience, (past and present):
Randy – Public school teacher, solo pastor of three different “turnaround” churches over the span of 21 years, youth head counselor for national events, camp director, volunteer youth director, instructor for Life Central Bible Institute, speaker, seminar presenter.
Susan - Public school teacher, volunteer youth director, Churches of God denominational director of youth and family ministries, pastor of discipleship, national event coordinator/planner, seminar presenter, keynote speaker, mission trip leader to Haiti, Brazil and Moldova, adjunct teacher for University of Findlay, Winebrenner Seminary, trainer of campus ministry leaders for Alma College and University of Findlay, and past writer/producer of Capture magazine for Christian educators.