Sue Rozeboom grew up in a rural region south of Holland, Michigan. Upon graduating from Holland Christian Schools, she pursued a degree in music from Calvin College, then an MTS from Calvin Theological Seminary while working in the Office of the Dean of the Chapel at Calvin College, and finally a PhD in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is the co-author, with Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., of Discerning the Spirits: A Guide to Thinking about Christian Worship Today (Eerdmans, 2003) and an essay on John Calvin’s doctrine of the Lord’s Supper in Calvin’s Theology and Its Reception edited by J. Todd Billings and I. John Hesselink (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). In general, Sue’s reading, research, and teaching interests are in the areas of the history of Christian worship, the work of the Spirit and Christian worship, and enriched sacramental theology for refreshed sacramental practice.
Sue, her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters, Liesl and Annemarie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Together they enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, the arts, and museums. On Saturdays in the fall they “cheer, cheer for ol’ Notre Dame,” and on Sundays throughout the year they worship with those who gather at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church. There Sue currently serves as an elder, a liturgist and Children & Worship leader, a study group leader, and a sometime organist.
“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.”