Suzette Henriksen
Communication Director


Suzette leads the team that handles all things communication–bulletins, brochures, flyers, emails, website, the NewLife FaceBook page and group, the church directory, monthly newsletters and more. If you want something publicized to the church–she’s the one you want! (You’ll also often see her taking pictures at various NewLife functions–be sure to SMILE!)
Suzette has lived on the east side of Des Moines her entire life, graduating from East High School then attending Drake University and Iowa State University. Suzette has a background of church music leadership, having served as the Director of Music at a previous church.  She also directed VBS programs for more than 10 years. She has handled NewLife’s communications since 2001.
Suzette and her husband Tom are charter partners at NewLife, have been married since 1991, and live in Pleasant Hill. They have six children and a son-in-law; Samuel, Meredith & Skyler live in the Quad Cities, Jordan lives in Cedar Rapids, Samantha attends the University of Iowa as an Art Major, Natalie attends Iowa State for athletic training, and still at home are Sherika and Cameron. They have been Dinner-for-8 hosts, Jr. High Youth Ministry leaders and are currently small group leaders.  
Suzette is also a Two-Star Sales Director with Tupperware, leading a large organization.  Suzette and Tom are both big Minnesota Vikings fans, and Suzette is a life-long Cubs fan.  When they’re not busy with their children, they love to get away to the Caribbean, Hawaii or some other fun place!  They also LOVE spending time with their first grandchild Skyler!

Suzette works from home and is always near her computer and phone working to keep you informed.