Sue Leerhoff

Custodian

Email: sue-sue@fpcmission.com

Home: (956) 585-0321

Cell: (956) 458-5699

Born Susan Lindquist-(Sue; Susie) was raised on a farm near Rockford, Illinois. She has four siblings and her ageing mother that lives in Illinois. As for Sue’s father, she has said that he was her biggest influence for both the work and spiritual aspects of her life. He taught her to appreciate the simple things, like family, drawing, gardening and animals.

Sue received Christ and dedicated her life to Him, March 31st, 1973. Four years later, she married her high school sweetheart, Murray Leerhoff. They have four children; two of whom are married and two grandchildren whom lovingly call them “Mammaw and Pappaw”.

Murray and Sue moved to Mission, Texas, in 1994 to attend and help build a short term mission school from which Sue also graduated and received her missions certificate. She has been on three missions trips- one to inner city Houston and two to a Hopi Native American reservation in Arizona.

Aside from her learning, experiences, and certificate from the mission school, Sue is a children’s minister. Having attended the mission school’s adjoining church, she launched a children’s ministry which reached out to the neighborhood children and surrounding cities. Accompanying the ministry, Sue started a Junior Leaders program in order to teach junior high and high school level church members how to be leaders despite their age. Through these ministries, her loving heart, and her spiritual guidance, many aside from her own children have and still do call her ”Mom”.

In transitioning out of her previous church, Sue received an employment position at First Presbyterian Church of Mission. Possessing a sanitation certificate, and experience from working various jobs (being ahead of maintenance at a nursing home while living in Illinois) provided her with years of experience. She has faithfully worked as the head of maintenance and janitorial at FPC since 2003. In those years, Sue has had the pleasure and greatly appreciates those members who have taken her under their wing and taught her so many things.

Sue loves FPC’s congregation and talking to them. They have provided so much nurturing, love and care and she truly enjoys learning of their life stories.

Sarah

Sue's faithful companion, worker, and chocolate Labrador Sarah was born in September of 2007 and was the runt of the litter. She was allowed to come to work with Sue and enjoys all kinds of people who pass through the church grounds. As enjoyable as it is, Sarah has some jobs at FPC. She is to protect Sue and the property, especially the Prayer Garden. She has sniffed out the route of a robber and helped the investigators. She puts smiles on people’s faces; and, last but not least her duty is to take water bottles to her thirsty helpers and to find Bob when no one else can. If you have not yet met her, she will be happy to greet you, though she does not talk much.