Program Leaders

Senior Program Associates

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

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.

Program Associates

Program Associates are trained to lead specific programs.

Janet Aldrich has served in leadership and teaching roles in church settings across denominational lines and with all age groups, starting as a teenager. Trained as a Listening Hearts Trainer, she leads retreats, workshops, and adult forums.

Joseph P. Gill is co-author of Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community, 20th Anniversary Edition, and a founding member and president of the LHM Board of Trustees. He enjoys introducing church adult forums to spiritual discernment and leading “Day of Discernment” retreats. In his day job, Joe serves as Deputy Director of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Department of the Environment.

Tim Grayson is an Episcopal priest and a Listening Hearts trainer. He joined the LHM Board of Trustees in 2008 and enjoys leading “Day of Discernment” retreats and similar programs. He is Rector of the Church of the Messiah in Baltimore, is co-author, with Suzanne Farnham, of the book “Keeping in Tune with God,” and serves as a facilitator in the Fresh Start program of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, which is designed for newly ordained clergy and those called to a new role in the Church.