On April 30, 2019, a devastating series of tornadoes ripped through the Ozarks. About 100 homes were damaged, and several were destroyed. Susan owned one of the homes that was leveled. She’s the co-founder and co-owner of Premier Home Health Care and a local leader of networking and service organization Rotary. Her and her husband survived the EF2 tornado, and in the days and weeks that followed, Susan says the friends from Rotary, the community and her neighbors helped her put her life back together. In 2020, Susan faced another storm when COVID-19 hit, but this time the impact was to her business. Her home health care agency’s revenue was cut in half. Over the past six months she’s worked to build it back up. She discusses her decade-long career in broadcast journalism, and how that laid the foundation for her work as a spokesperson for Rotary and its mission to eradicate polio.
The congregation at Crossway Baptist Church is building a children’s wing at the west end of the church, and beginning in 2024, it will be home to a Christian academy.