Rev. Sue's Bio

Rev. Sue brings over 20 years of experience to her work as a minister and wedding officiant.


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 200 personalized funerals and memorial services and now works with Greely Funeral Home and Pike-Newhall Funeral Home in Gloucester, MA.


In June 2011, Rev. Sue was ordained by One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC and began officiating weddings in New York and Massachusetts.


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, lives in Manhattan, where he works for Eversight. Her stepdaughter, Brittany, teaches in the South Colonie School District and her stepson, Alex, is a graduate of RPI. 


Rev. Sue is a six year winner of Wedding Wire's Couple Choice Award (2013-2018) and is Dean of Second Year students and on the faculty of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in Manhattan, where she teaches on the spiritual care of the dying, religious injury, conflict, and working with couples on the path to marriage. Rev. Sue is a Promise Leader for Sandy Hook Promise.   From Jan. 1 - Mar. 24, 2018, Sue was Sabbatical pastor at First Congregational Church of Rockport (UCC). She is seeking Privilege of Call as a Minister in the United Church of Christ with hopes of pastoring a church soon!

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault, M.Div. 

 5 High Street, Rockport, MA 01966

   ph. 978-325-2573

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