One of the goals of this Phoenix Seminary Blog is to provide a central hub linking to the blogs and ministry websites of our alumni, students, faculty and staff. So far, links to only a few of these websites are featured on this blog, but gradually this number will increase.
Today we are adding a link to the blog and ministry website of another one of our graduates, Rev. Susan Hetrick. The following is excerpted from her website:
Susan Hetrick is the President and Executive Director of The Oasis Renewal Center. She earned her Master of Divinity in Counseling and Family Ministry from Phoenix Seminary and is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament with the Reformed Church in America. Susan is a compassionate pastor, an award-winning author, artist, and yoga enthusiast. She brings to the Oasis Renewal Center experience as a grant writer for nonprofit agencies, more than 15 years of experience in Christian ministry leadership, and a passion to see people experience spiritual renewal and connection with God. She has been married to her best friend and ministry partner, David Hetrick, since 2004, and they have four [mostly] grown children.
At the Oasis Renewal Center, we offer a sacred place of peace, where people connect with God and connect with others; a place of spiritual refreshment, flowing with the Water of Life, in which we can reflect and grow.
We see this Mission being lived out at The Oasis Renewal Center, as a community steeped in Reformed spirituality – a Christian place – a place where God meets with those who seek His face.
The central focus all of the programs, retreats and workshops at The Oasis Renewal Center is to bring renewal and refreshment to our faith; to teach, and apply God’s word to our lives; to bring to light areas where God may be at work in us; and work toward enlightenment and renewal. We aim to reconnect with God: renew the faith, refresh the soul, relax the body, re-energize the mind and reinvigorate the life in Christ.
Finally, if you are a Phoenix Seminary Student or Graduate who would like to have your blog or ministry website featured here, email me and we will make it happen!
Yours in Christ,
Lee Richards, M.Div. 2010
Registrar, Phoenix Seminary