Suzanne Farnham is the founding trustee of Listening Hearts Ministries, and served as the executive director for many years. As a member of the Board of Trustees, she serves on both the executive and administrative committees. Suzanne developed the “Listening Hearts,” “Grounded in God,” and “Opening the Ear of Your Heart” training programs and continues to design training formats, retreats and workshops based on these programs. She is a popular and sought-after inspirational leader, and continues to play an active role in leading programs across the country.
Suzanne is co-author of Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community and Grounded in God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Group Deliberations, as well as The Manual for Discussion Leaders. She co-edited the Listening Hearts SONGBOOK and is the author of Listening Hearts Retreat Designs and Meditation Exercises. Most recently, she is co-author with the Rev. Timothy Grayson of Keeping in Tune with God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Clergy.
Suzanne was born in Georgia but grew up in New York State. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Suzanne’s husband of forty-seven years, the Rev. Lyman (Barney) Farnham, died in 2007. It was while Barney was the rector of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore that Suzanne began a parish-based initiative that led to the creation of the book, Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community, which ultimately led to the formation of Listening Hearts Ministries. She has four grown children and ten grandchildren.