Rev. Sue's Bio

Rev. Sue brings over 25 years of experience to her work as a minister.


Following graduation from the University of Vermont in 1985, Sue joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working at the St. Martin dePorres Shelter in Seattle. In 1987, Sue began working at Seattle University as Volunteer Center Coordinator. In 1989, she was named Staff Member of the Year and was honored to receive a national award for the best new service-learning program in the nation.


Rev. Sue earned her Master of Divinity degree with distinction from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Boston College) in 1994. She served as a Roman Catholic Campus Minister at Wellesley College (1994-2000) and Siena College (2000-2002). At Wellesley College, Sue was part of a pioneering interfaith religious and spiritual life program, working with Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Protestant, Unitarian, Muslim, and LGBT colleagues and students.


For eleven years, Rev. Sue served people from various religious and cultural backgrounds as Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Chaplain with Community Hospice of Schenectady, NY. She has conducted over 250 personalized funerals and memorial services and now works with Greely Funeral Home and Campbell Funeral Home in Gloucester, MA.


In June 2011, Rev. Sue was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith in New York City and began officiating weddings in New York and Massachusetts. She now officiates weddings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and New York.


She is married to the artist, David Arsenault, with whom she operates The Art of David Arsenault Gallery at 8 Dock Square in Rockport, MA. Her son, Pete, recently moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where he works for Eversight. Her stepdaughter, Brittany, teaches in the South Colonie, New York School District and her stepson, Alex, lives in Cambridge, MA and works as a coder for Massachusetts General Hospital. Sue and David share their home with their pampered kitty, Chloe.


Rev. Sue is a six year winner of Wedding Wire's Couple Choice Award (2013-2019) and is on the faculty of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in Manhattan, where she teaches on the spiritual care of the dying, healing from religious injury, spiritual approaches to being with conflict, and working with couples on the path to marriage. A frequent guest preacher, Sue was Sabbatical Pastor at First Congregational Church of Rockport (UCC) from Jan. 1 - Mar. 24, 2018.  She has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ.

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault, M.Div. 

 5 High Street Rockport, MA 01966

   ph. 978-325-2573

Serving Greater Boston and the North Shore of Massachusetts,

the New Hampshire seacoast and southern Maine.


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