Jan 30 – Panelist, “A Sacramental Vision for Public Worship,” Calvin Symposium on Worship, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Sue A. Rozeboom
Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology
Sue A. Rozeboom is a native of West Michigan. Upon graduating from Holland Christian Schools, she obtained a BA in music from Calvin College, an MTS from Calvin Seminary, and a PhD in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology at Western Theological Seminary, where she and students together delve deeply into topics such as the Trinity and Christian Worship, the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments, historical Christian practices and what we can learn from them for the church today. In 2013 Sue was ordained Minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church in North America; she and her family are members of Boston Square CRC in Grand Rapids. Sue is married to Paul J. Rozeboom, who grew up in Washington, earned degrees from Calvin College and Western Michigan University, and is now an engineer and business leader in an engineering/architectural firm. They have two middle-school-aged children, Liesl and Annemarie, who, among other things, love the outdoors, ballet, and good stories well-told in books, movies, or on stage.
“In worship, God gathers us to reorient us as children of God, Christ meets us in Word and Sacrament to nourish our souls, and the Spirit renews us in our hope for the renewal of all things. It’s a gift to participate in such worship, and a high and holy calling to prepare it and to lead it. Courses on worship allow students to unwrap God’s gracious gift of worship, and to explore their calling to open it to others.”