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Sue Arns: about me

This page is a work in progress, as am I.

During Lent of 2012 I asked the Lord to reaffirm the call on my life.  This is what I heard:  the call on my life is to be a radical follower of Jesus, the venue and role I play is subject to change at any time.   My venue and role at the time was at a mega church in the mid-west, where I was a pastor who oversaw the discipleship of newer followers of Jesus.  I was also part of a team of pastors who were charged with equipping the church in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

In November 2014 I resigned from my role as a pastor.  The mega-church business model was killing my soul (and my writing!)  During the time that I was looking for new work, I shattered my wrist in a bicycle accident, leading to an unexpected Sabbatical year. Ultimately, I landed a “day job” as an assistant manger in a bookstore. But my real job is as  the lead pastor at Blue Ocean Faith Columbus a church plant in the new family of  Blue Ocean Faith Communities. 

I completed my training as a Spiritual Director through Christian Formation and Direction Ministries ( in October 2015.  I’m currently taking spiritual direction clients in the Central Ohio area.

On a personal note, my marriage ended in February 2017.  I’ll be writing about this as I feel it is appropriate and needed for my sake and yours!

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