Sue is a wife, mother, grandmother, theologian, holistic healer, and Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Facilitator from Rochester, New York, U.S. As a Core Team member of the Rochester Pachamama Alliance Community she is proud to be able to bring a spirit of hope to others and she believes that the loving positive energy she brings into the world is the most important gift she can give.
When Sue attended Pachamama Alliance’s Awakening the Dreamer Symposium in 2012, her eyes and heart were opened, broadening her circle of compassion to include the whole world. She could no longer deny that her choices affected all life across the globe. She became a founding member of the Rochester, New York Pachamama Alliance Community in 2012 and has been a Core Team member ever since.
Sue is drawn to the work of Pachamama Alliance because of the call to be part of creating a world that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just—and how those issues are interconnected.
Sue knows that she is an important part of co-creating that world and is passionate about doing all she can to leave a better world to her children and grandchildren. She wants to feel like she had done all that she can to bring light and hope to the darkness. This call gives her life a deep sense of meaning and purpose.
Along with the growing Rochester Pachamama Community, she is sharing the Pachamama Alliance vision in the upstate New York area by both delivering Pachamama Alliance programs and developing their own group initiatives that provide the opportunity for people to come together to discuss important issues of our time. They define one initiative called Seeds of Hope as focusing on sowing, cultivating, and watering the DNA of interconnectedness, interdependence, and wholeness in what often feels like a hostile wasteland of division, greed, and exploitation.
Instead of rushing into action, their Community is first cultivating hearts, souls, and minds, so that the actions that they take come from a depth of soil that can be sustained meaningfully, courageously, and joyfully.