Deeper Roots Ministries: Who we are
Sue Burkett completed her training as a Spiritual Director in October 2015. She holds a certificate in Formational Prayer from Healing Care Ministries through Ashland Theological Seminary. Sue served on the Pastoral Staff at Vineyard Columbus from 2007 – 2014, overseeing discipleship of newer believers, Empowered Life Ministries (the ministry of the Holy Spirit) and Spiritual Formation. She and Mike are currently in the process of planting a Blue Ocean Faith Community, where she will be lead pastor. Sue’s passion in life is to help others encounter the Living God in a real and experiential way through group and individual Spiritual Direction, experiential seminars, small groups and retreats.
Mike Burkett has been mentoring and coaching for over 30 years. He teaches on a variety of subjects, including healing prayer and hearing God’s voice. Mike has observed that people tend to try to define their spiritual lives by what they do rather than who they are. The result in their spiritual life is “shallow roots.” Things with shallow roots are unable to weather the droughts and storms of life. Three years ago, God gave Mike the name “Deeper Roots” to describe what he does in his ministry, helping people become more deeply-rooted in God’s love, thus finding their true self and living a more effective, fulfilling life.