Sue Burkett: about me
This page is a work in progress, as am I.
During Lent of 2012 I asked the Lord to reaffirm the call on my life. This is what I heard: the call on my life is to be a radical follower of Jesus, the venue and role I play is subject to change at any time. My venue and role at the time was at a mega church in the mid west, where I was a pastor who oversaw the discipleship of newer followers of Jesus. I was also part of a team of pastors who were charged with equipping the church in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
In November 2014 I resigned from my role as a pastor. The mega-church business model was killing my soul (and my writing!) I’m currently looking for work to pay the bills while I pray about what’s next. I’m exploring church planting as a possibility. Meanwhile, I am available as a speaker through Deeper Roots Ministries, a Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Formation ministry founded by my husband Mike and I. I teach on hearing God’s voice, praying for the sick, spiritual formation and its relationship to healing and other related topics.
I completed my training as a Spiritual Director through Christian Formation and Direction Ministries (http://CFDM.org) in October 2015. I’m currently taking spiritual direction clients in the Central Ohio area.
In October 2015, Mike and I began meeting with a group of like-minded people to begin the process of planting a Blue Ocean Faith Community (http://blueoceanfaith.org). Blue Ocean Faith Columbus is now meeting as a church: details at Blue Ocean Faith Columbus !