Susan Bradford planted a church alongside her husband, Geoff, in Philadelphia, 2002-2011. She and her husband are now serving at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. Susan has taken four classes through the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) as well as attended many of their national conferences. Susan’s involvement in Parakaleo ministry, a ministry for church planting wives, allowed her to receive Coming Alongside training as well as Group Leadership training. She served as a Network Leader, 2011-2013, as well as a Gospel Coach to church planting wives for the past several years. Susan has participated in years of premarital counseling alongside her husband and has recently counseled engaged couples on her own. All of the experience in informal counseling led Susan to enroll at Southeastern Baptist Seminary where she is getting her masters’ degree in counseling. She has also served as a Commissioned Woman, coming alongside the elders of her church for the past three years and has served on the Shepherding team for the past two years. Susan also served as a board member for The Welcome Mission ministry. She is also mother to six sons, Garrison age 23, Sam age 21, Henry age 19, Clay age 16, Ezra age 14, and Asher age 12. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cultivating her garden, art museums, reading, cooking and baking. Special areas of interest include family systems, trauma, and soul care.