Instruments of Hope

The St. Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation at Marywood

Susan Evangelista

Susan Evangelista is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and a graduate of West Catholic High School.  She has three sons and shares her life with sculptor, artist Mic Carlson.  Susan enjoyed an active modeling career in West Michigan, New York and Philadelphia; moving on to become a radio and TV announcer and then an author.


Susan and Mic in travelled to Assisi, Italy in 1999; learning the messages of the life of St Francis of Assisi.  It was the inspiration for her to write two books; "Saint Francis and the Little People", followed by "Tommy's New Shell".  On one of her many return trips to Assisi Mic presented  Pope Benedict XVI with a bronze sculpture; reinforcing Susan's belief that "Life is an extraordinary event where dreams come true if you envision them."


In support of Instruments of Hope and the St Francis themed garden of prayer and meditation, Susan has offered her skills as recording secretary.  In this capacity, she handles communications and donor relations as well being a great cheerleader for the team.