It became obvious to me right away that Susan has this gift from God. She listens and responds carefully and asks questions that get to the heart of the issue. She has discernment and can see what God may want to review. When studying God's word, her creativity comes through stories, music and laughter, bringing life and joy. The day I met Susan was the day my walk with Christ became brisk!
- Suzanne M., Trinity Church
“I have known Susan for years. Our relationship started with me facilitating a class she was a part of. When I met Susan, I saw a woman that felt defeated. As time went on, I was blessed to see her letting go and letting God take the helm and guide her through a hard but very positive new season in her life. Watching her go from a woman without hope to a woman that knew God had a wonderful plan for her was so awesome! Her goal in life now is to disciple women and use her testimony for the glory of God! I am so blessed to have her call me friend. ”
- Lisa Lempke, Northwest Michigan Jesus Ministry
“Susan Hoekstra is the real deal. After watching how she leads her own life, and how she shepherds and pours into others, I couldn’t wait to read her well-researched thoughts on getting “a firm grasp” on our God-given identity. This multi-talented woman – professional musician, academic, author, church leader, lay counselor, and podcaster – is characteristically vulnerable and real about her own struggles as she explores what it means to find true significance in a “notice-me” world. She roots her points deeply in Scripture and seasons them with her trademark humor and compassion. ” - Anne Cody, Director of Groups, Trinity Church