Suzanne Bates (MAC ’99) brings a wealth of experience from the counseling field into the classroom as adjunct professor of practical theology (counseling) at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. She has been a counselor at New City Fellowship in St. Louis for more than a decade. She serves Covenant students with the wisdom she has gleaned as she shepherds them through counseling courses and leads a counseling internship group. Suzanne also serves as the Seminary’s associate dean of students. Suzanne has four grown children and two adorable grandchildren.