At 16, Suzanne met the love of her life, Keith. They have been married 30+ years and have six children. She is affectionately known to many as “Momma Carlson” and doesn’t know a stranger. Suzanne has a gift for gathering people, creating an atmosphere of community through hospitality, providing a safe environment for fellowship, feeding people, raising and training up children/youth as worshipers, ministering to women, men, family and marriages, releasing freedom in deliverance, praying for His Power and Glory to come down, taking back territory and setting captives free. Her home is a retreat for many and place for His Glory to dwell.
She and her husband moved from Minnesota to Ft. Worth, for his job, soon after they married and he graduated college. As a homemaker, mother, and later homeschooler Suzanne has spent most of the last 30 years serving in her home, in church and in various capacities in community; mostly related to her children’s education and activities.
Her life’s desire is to follow and obey His voice, serve her family, minister to those she encounters, help in her community and release His great love for the hurting and ministering healing to the broken hearted. She is an encourager, cheerleader and serves many like a life coach. Upon hearing Becky speak a few years ago and sitting under a teaching on The Exchange, Suzanne knew immediately she wanted to partner with the ministry that Becky was building. Becky’s teaching gave language to many truths the Holy Spirit had breathed into her and she loves encountering the Lord through the message of The Exchange.
Suzanne has served in several churches and has had experience in most ministry areas that come with church life. She has been a worship leader, VBS director, nursery worker, children’s worker, camp counselor, AWANA leader, youth leader, small group leader, bible study leader, and even a youth pastor with her husband. She has been involved in many civic organizations from political groups, to YMCA and 4-H and has started several organizations and has been a teacher in various capacities. She has a large capacity for His Kingdom, serving people and loves learning new things that continue enlarging her borders!