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 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 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, lives in Manhattan, 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 two pampered kitties, Chloe and Antonio.
Rev. Sue is a six year winner of Wedding Wire's Couple Choice Award (2013-2019) 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. From Jan. 1 - Mar. 24, 2018, Sue was Sabbatical pastor at First Congregational Church of Rockport (UCC). She has Privilege of Call 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving Greater Boston and the North Shore of Massachusetts,
the New Hampshire seacoast and southern Maine.