Name:  Sue Ketchum

Title/Volunteer Position:  Hearts Restored Coordinator

  1. Tell us a little about your family. 

I am the oldest of 3 girls. I met David on a blind date 44 years ago at college, and we’ve been married for 40 years. He is the director of Mission Resource International, a Business as Missions organization, we founded in 2003. Andrew, 25 years old, is married to Sarah, and they live in La Paz, Bolivia for a 2-year mission commitment.

  1. Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.

I grew up in Illinois and received a BA in Spanish Education at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After graduating, I worked in retail for several years and didn’t teach Spanish until years later in a homeschool co-op. We owned and operated a trucking company and a family restaurant/cafeteria with catering services. I volunteered for community event planning and served on the board of a couple non-profit organizations.

  1. What hobbies do you have outside of work? 

We call ourselves the Gourmet Club, but I am part of a group of couples who love to cook and eat new “gourmet” foods! I love to lead or participate in Bible Studies. And I love to read!

  1. Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?

I’ve been known to hairbrush-microphone with my sorority sisters to Barbra Streisand albums (yes, I said albums!). And I know the words to every Neal Diamond song  🙂

  1. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

Butterfinger Blizzards 🙂

  1. If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

In 1984, David and I backpacked Europe for a few months. We never got to Scotland, before being called to return home. I would go to the Isle of Skye where my McDonald ancestors lived.

  1. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

I am not sure I can decide what is the best advice ever, but these are the compelling words I heard clearly before cautiously stepping into this new role with Hearts Restored. It was the first time I’d heard the song, Oceans: …Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me, take me deeper than my feet could ever wander…