Susan Lauchner
Special Needs Ministry Assistant

About Your Family
I have been married to Anthony since 1982. We have 4 children named in alphabetical order! Adam (Becca), Brian(Chelsea), Craig (Meredith), and Dana. They are scattered and I am so proud of the independent, compassionate, Christ-followers they have become. I will be racking up airline miles to visit my 5 grandchildren!

What’s your story?
I was raised Southern Baptist, married a Catholic. We were both raised in very active Christian families. If the doors were open, we were there. That tradition continued when we got married. Our kids say they were “Captist” for many years. As a family, we joined a Bible church in 1998. My personal relationship with Christ has been lifelong. I remember wanting to answer that Baptist alter call at 6 years old but being told I had to wait until I was 8. I don’t necessarily have an aha moment other than that when I became a Christian. I grew up knowing Jesus as my Savior and best friend and have been blessed my entire life to rely on Him in every trial and celebration. I wear a bracelet with Proverbs 3:5 to remind me that God is in charge and I am not in control. He has never failed me. After my dad passed away my mother became a missionary and inspired my family to serve in our respective mission fields. Some of my children have done mission work in other locations but as a family, we strive to serve in our communities and churches to “go and make better disciples”.

What’s something about you most people don’t know?
I am really very shy. I can cook for 100.

What is your trademark expression?
According to my daughter: “Happy, Happy, Joy,Joy”

Besides the Bible, what is something you’d recommend someone to read?
Population: One Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed by Tyler McNamer (Life from an autistic boy’s view)

What are you most excited about?
In general, being with my family. I love having tea parties with all my antique finds. Professionally, I am so excited to hang out with these special needs students!!

What do you like to watch on TV?
crime shows, behavioral profiling shows, medical drama

What do you do in your free time?
Read crime genre books, Antique shopping, visit grandkids, research curriculum ideas (yep- always checking Pinterest!)