Suzette Henriksen
Grow Coordinator


For 17 years or so, Suzette served as our Communications Director, leading a team that handles all things communication–bulletins, brochures, flyers, emails, website, the NewLife FaceBook page and group, the church directory, monthly newsletters and more. (You’ll also often see her taking pictures at various NewLife functions–be sure to SMILE!) July of 2019, she moved into the role of Grow Coordinator–working with Ministry Teams and Circle Group Leaders–striving to get everyone connected at NewLife!
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 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 and connected.