- MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry – Seattle Pacific University
- BA in Humanities – Thomas Edison State College
Suzanne Heyd serves as mentor to the Prayer Movement team of IGSL. She is part of the Life Mentoring strategic team and leads a group of women students in her Iron Sharpening Group (ISG).
Suzanne began in full-time ministry in 2004 as a youth member of the Frontier Mission Fellowship serving in Pasadena, CA to train and mobilize young people toward missions. She then worked for three years among displaced peoples in North Africa (2007-2010), and the next 3 years as the senior editor at William Carey Library Publishers (2010-2013).
Before coming to IGSL she served for three years on staff at the Pasadena International House of Prayer (2014-2017) helping to run a prayer room with day and night worship in the city of Pasadena, as well as to establish prayer rooms in the Middle East.
Suzanne recently published two poems, entitled “To Sing” and “Hold On” in the Summer 2018 edition of Plough Quarterly, a Christian literary magazine (www.plough.com) and has contributed poems and essays to several online publications.
She is passionate to see God’s people reaching the least reached from a place of prayer. As Oswald Chambers once said, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; it is the greater work.” She longs to see communities seeking God in prayer and adoring Him in worship as they demonstrate the love and power of God among those who do not know Him.
Suzanne is married to Andrew Heyd. She enjoys being near the ocean, playing word games and most sports, as well as music, singing and songwriting.