Susan was born and educated in Michigan and began her study of music with her parents, both of whom were performing artists. Her piano/organ/voice studies continued while attending Hope College. She has served as the accompanist for college choirs and touring groups, as well as for various solo artists and community choirs. She has led many workshops on Music and Worship and has held positions as Pianist, Choral Director, and Director of Music Ministries at churches in Michigan, Wisconsin, Vermont, and Ohio. She currently resides in Holland, Michigan. Susan is a published lyricist and has collaborated with Craig Courtney, David Lantz III, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, and Joseph Martin on sacred anthems in addition to her work with David Lantz on school and classroom literature.