Program Leaders

Senior Program Associates have been trained to lead the full spectrum of Listening Hearts programs. Program Associates are trained to lead specific programs.

Janet Aldrich, as the Listening Hearts staff person responsible for ministry development, oversees program associates, leads retreats and workshops, and makes presentations. She has served in leadership and teaching roles in church settings across all denominations (and with all ages) since she was a teenager.


Senior Program Associates

Suzanne Farnham is the founder of Listening Hearts Ministries, co-author of the Listening Hearts Series of books, the original architect of the Listening Hearts programs, and serves on the Board of Trustees. She has been leading programs from coast to coast for close to thirty years.


Frances Sullinger was trained in Listening Hearts discernment in 1990, then as a trainer in 2001. She is an active Listening Hearts trustee. Francis took a lead in developing the “Community Discernment of Calls to Ministry” program and is active in the church at both the parish and diocesan levels. Her background includes teaching at the university level as well as facilitating professional seminars for the State Department. She resides in Centreville, VA.

Stephanie Hull was trained as a Listening Hearts Trainer in 1990 and is a co-author of Grounded in God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Group Deliberations. She has extensive experience leading programs. Stephanie has been active in parish and diocesan affairs, including leadership positions as Senior Warden of Memorial Church and Chair of the Claggett (diocesan conference center) Committee. She is a mentor in the Education for Ministry program. Stephanie lives in Baltimore, MD.