Ascension Lutheran Church – Citrus Heights, CA – Sierra Pacific Synod, ELCA

Susie Van Vliet – Parish assistant

Susie Van Vliet came to Ascension Lutheran Church through Ascension Christian Preschool, where she had enrolled their three children. After joining Ascension, she joined the preschool board serving as their treasurer. From there she was asked to be the chairperson, serving on the church council.

In 2006 the parish assistant position opened up and she was offered the job, which she gladly accepted. As the parish assistant, she sees to the day-to-day management of the church, she finds meaningful places of service for the volunteers, and she helps in the design and implementation of Ascension’s programs and ministries.

She and her family enjoy family trips to Tahoe and weekend trips to the lake to go boating and jet skiing. As most families they are incredibly busy with school activities, homework and after school sports.