Suzanne (Sue) Bathe

Compliance Director

My name is Suzanne (Sue) Bathe and I attended Texas Lutheran Via de Cristo #42 in the fall of 2001 and sat at the table of St. Ruth.


My husband Larry and I worship at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Houston, where I grew up.  I obtained my BS degree at The University of Texas at Austin in Health, Physical Education, and Speech Communications and my MS degree in Educational Administration at Prairie View A&M University.  I also have a youth ministry certification from Wartburg/Vibrant Faith Ministries.  We have been married for 27 years, we have a beautiful daughter, Angela who is married to John and they have gifted us with a wonderful granddaughter named Mary Louise.


I have chaired the organizing committee of our local Texas Gulf Coast Via de Cristo and served as the original Lay Director as well as in all positions on our weekends.  Larry and I have also been working to serve as Co-Chairs for this years National Gathering, but unfortunately it is having to be put on hold due to Covid!


I have also been very active in DKG, a society of women educators.  I have served as Chapter President twice as well as chaired many positions at the state level.  In 2018 I was one of thirty women selected to attend the international leadership class held in Austin at the University of Texas where I had the awesome opportunity to work with women from around the world!


I am a physical education teacher and coach of 34 years. I enjoy singing in our church choir and playing handbells.  I also have sung in our local Houston Choral Showcase Show Choir




Suzanne (Sue) Bathe

NLS Non-profit Compliance Coordinator