Susan Cummins

Part-time Faculty
BA, Eastern Michigan University (magna cum laude), 1980 [Spanish, Anthropology]
MA, Eastern Michigan University (summa cum laude), 1995 [Foreign Language: Spanish] Thesis: “Los beneficios de retiros ignacianos a mujeres de comunidades carismáticas del siglo XX" (“The Benefits of Ignatian Retreats for Women in Twentieth Century
B. Phil, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (summa cum laude), 2006
MA, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (summa cum laude), 2004 [Theology: Spirituality] Thesis: The Spiritual Journey According to St. John of the Cross
Bio / Information: 

Susan Cummins teaches as part-time faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  Susan has a concentration in spirituality with a focus on the work of St. Ignatius and St. John of the Cross. She worked for fifteen years as part of an international mission team giving retreats, training, and spiritual direction to leaders of Christian communities in Central America, Mexico, Spain, Europe, and the Middle East.  She has over ten years of experience working with youth as senior staff with University Christian Outreach (UCO) and Youth Works Detroit and as a high school teacher.  Susan is fluent in Spanish.  She worked as director of a bi-lingual Religious Education Program at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Southwest Detroit from 2005 to 2012.  Susan has recently been hired to work full time for the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Department of Evangelization and Catechesis as Regional Catechetical Coordinator.  Susan is a member of Word of Life Community and Bethany Association.  She lives and ministers in Southwest Detroit.

Speaking Engagements: 
FID Formation Days
Friday, January 13, 2017 to Saturday, January 14, 2017
Diocese of Orlando, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Winter Park, FL

Note: See Catherine of Siena Institute,, Forming Intentional Disciples

Called and Gifted Workshop
Friday, February 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 11, 2017
Little Flower Parish, Toledo, OH

Note: See Catherine of Siena Institute,, Called and Gifted

International Conference for Women Living Single for the Lord
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Bethany Association, Glasgow, Scotland