About Us

LOVE AND BE LOVED couples retreats are hosted by Susie & Steve Loomis and Kelly & Marcus Sun.

LoomisSusie and Steve Loomis
SunKelly and Marcus Sun

Susie & Kelly have combined what they have learned in Seminary with what they’ve experienced in their marriages to produce an educational curriculum and weekend experience for couples of all ages and stages. Their goal is for couples to learn what a healthy, reciprocal marital relationship looks like and to come away with renewed hope and skills that will strengthen their relationship for years to come.

Although Susie & Kelly are the primary speakers, their husbands also sit and teach alongside them throughout the weekend, sharing what they have too learned throughout their years of marriage. They have been hosting couples retreats together since 2014.

Susie Loomis, MA Family Studies

Susie LoomisSusie and her husband Steve have been meeting with couples for over 15+ years, pouring into them the lessons they have learned from the mistakes they have made and sharing how God has redeemed those mistakes for His glory. Susie shares how God sovereignly kept them together against the odds and has given them a heart to help couples get a better start. Susie and Steve have been married for over 30 years and have 3 grown children.

Susie graduated from Fuller Seminary with her Master’s in Family Studies and is trained as an educator for family relationships. She is certified in SYMBIS and currently works for Restore and Rebuild Ministries in Encinitas, CA where she meets with individuals and couples to teach healthy relationship skills.

Susie and Steve have the gift of hospitality and have graciously turned their home, also known as Rocking Horse Acres, into a lovely retreat setting for couples of all ages to relax, connect and grow together. Susie goes over the top to love others with her welcoming presence, home and love of food – you won’t leave hungry!

Kelly Sun, MA Family Studies

Kelly SunKelly and her husband Marcus have been married for 7 years and have two beautiful children. Kelly graduated from Fuller Seminary with her Master’s in Family Studies, and is trained as a relationship educator for marriage and family relationships.

Her passion for healthy marriage relationships began at Wheaton College when she sat in on a pre-marital educational class, just to learn, and discovered her love of learning and teaching relationship skills. She is trained in Prepare & Enrich, Family Wellness, Relationship IQ, SYMBIS, and is affiliated with Leadership Launch.

Kelly and Marcus live in Altadena, CA, located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, where they host retreats and informal gatherings in their lovely home. They have a heart for entertaining and creating spaces for couples to gather, connect and grow together.

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