Portrait of Susan Payne

Susan Payne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Ministries

Ph. D., Biola University
MATS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Wheaton College

Contact Information

Nazareth Hall, N4133
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Dr. Payne has been involved with children's ministry for over 25 years. She earned her Ph.D. from Biola University and her Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Ministry Background

Children's Ministry: 25+ years
Curriculum Editor

Professional Interests and Contributions

  • Competencies for Ministry Professionals
  • Children's Spirituality
  • Teaching and Learning

Professional Memberships

  • ASCD

Favorite Authors

J.I. Packer
Catherine Stonehouse
John Stott
Mary Higgins Clark
Margaret and H.A. Rey


Lulu, my long-haired miniature dachshund

Life Verse

"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14

Music & Theatre

AOM Instructors

Academy of Music