New and Renewing Churches Staff

The North Alabama Conference’s New Church Development staff is here to serve you as you seek ways to reach new people in your community. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with you to make your vision a reality.

Rev. Suzanne Katschke,
Executive Director of New Church
Faith Hooper
Church and Community Strategist
Neal Fuller Jr.
Director of Celebrate Recovery 
Rev. Lucy Morales
Conference Hispanic Strategist


A word from our Executive Director: 

It is an honor to serve as your North Alabama Conference New and Renewing Churches Executive Director. 

My passion is to help churches, pastors, and laity reach more people for Jesus Christ. 

In our Covid world, this will require innovation, experimentation, and implementation.

In the book of Isaiah, God reminds us that there is always a new thing on the horizon. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?“ (Isaiah 43:18-19.)  In order to meet the needs of people in our world, we must be willing to try new things. Are you ready to try? 

My hope is for the New Church Development team to help others discover new ways to reach new people, to open up new spaces for new faces, and to remember that we are in this together.

Please feel free to contact me. I would love to have a conversation with you, 
Suzanne Katschke

Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.