Rev. Suzanne motter

Rev. Suzanne Motter (she/her) serves as the Minister for Children, Youth and Families for Community. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people to serve in love and learn alongside others.

Prior to serving in this position, Suzanne served as the Area Youth Minister for the Trinity-Brazos Area in Texas, Youth Minister at Community Christian Church in Aledo, TX, Associate Minister at First Christian Church in Mayfield, KY and most recently as a Minister at Lee’s Summit Christian Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. During these years Suzanne planned and led many mission trips to West Virginia, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Costa Rica and many places in between.


Suzanne earned her Bachelor’s in Religion and Psychology from Texas Christian University as well as her Master’s of Divinity from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She met her husband Ryan, also a minister at Community, 10 years before they became friends. He moved to Kansas City after seminary to serve a church, and they became connected through mutual young clergy friends.


Suzanne and Ryan are parents to Lydia, Eliza, and a girl dog named Jeff Louise (JeffyLu). Suzanne finds life, joy and renewal when she is able to get outside on/near a lake or river. She loves to hike, bike, float, swim, kayak, and boat (in her younger days you may have found her wakeboarding). Other joys include the Royals, our National Parks, and live music.

"I'm grateful for Community because it has given our children the opportunity to build relationships with people across generations and from diverse backgrounds. We love doing life with this wonderful, creative mix of people and learning from them what it means to live faithfully, seeking justice and loving others boldly."

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