Loving the experience of growing up in Stryker, Ohio, Dr. Sysum always knew she would return to small town living. After Bible college, she obtained an MSW at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, then finished a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton. Along the way, she found her husband at Willow Creek in Chicago, and they eventually moved to Michigan where she currently has a private practice. Dr. Sysum approaches the study of the Bible with an exegetical style, wanting to dig into, rather than simply discuss, God’s Word. Her upbeat, frank personality allows her to be real with her audiences, and honest about her far from perfect family, two high strung goats who turn on the barn lights, and a cat that turns on the shed radio. Make sure to bring a pencil…..you will want it.