Susanne grew up in Oregon and graduated from Life Pacific College with an undergrad in Theology. She spent over 15 years in the non-profit sector, working with churches and para-church organizations in the field of missions and education in the U.S. and Asia. Her work with high school and college-aged students was especially rewarding, and part of what attracted her to Relate 360. She holds a curriculum certification from the Center for Relationship Education and is a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist. She and her husband have been married since 2005 and have one daughter.