Suzette leads a team that handles all things communication–bulletins, brochures, flyers, emails, the web site, the NewLife FaceBook page and group, the church directory, monthly newsletters & 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 ISU. Suzette has a background of church music leadership, as the Director of Music at a previous church.  She also directed Vacation Bible School programs for over 10 years, and has handled NewLife’s communications since 2001.

Suzette and Tom are charter partners at NewLife, have been married since 1991, and live in Pleasant Hill. They have 6 children and a son-in-law; Samuel & Meredith live in the Quad Cities, Jordan lives in Cedar Rapids, Samantha attends the University of Iowa as an Art Major, and still at home are Natalie, Sherika & 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, 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 her home and is always near her computer and phone–working to keep you in-touch & informed!