My name is Susan Kayser. I am the wife of President and CEO, Dan Kayser. I was blessed by growing up in a Christian home with wonderful, godly parents, and came to know the Lord at a very early age. I was baptized at age nine and have been walking with the Lord ever since.
Also at an early age, I developed a love for music and started taking piano lessons when I was six. In junior high school, I added organ lessons as well. I started playing regularly at church when I was twelve and then in high school I started playing organ at numerous churches, sometimes as a substitute, but often for longer periods as well. I knew that music was what I wanted to do with my life, so after graduation, I attended Butler University in Indianapolis, where I majored in music and received a music degree. Over the years, I have served as church organist, pianist, and bell choir director. The Lord has kept me so busy in this venture that for a brief period of time, I was playing simultaneously for two churches, located across the street from each other. I would start the service at one church, then during that sermon, I would literally run across the street and start the service at the second church. Then during that sermon, I would run back and finish up the service at the first church. It was a bit stressful for me and for the respective pastors, but we made it work for a while, as necessary. Playing for the Lord has been my passion and I have been a piano teacher and professional pianist for my entire adult life, playing for musical productions, conferences, recitals and weddings in the tri-state area.
The Lord has blessed me so much! He has given me two beautiful daughters who, along with my grandchildren, are among the greatest joys of my life. I got to be a stay-at-home-mom during my children’s early years and I’ve been very grateful to God for that opportunity. As my girls got older, I went to work for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which is where I met my husband, Dan. We ran programs in our respective counties and became friends over the years. It was in those days when I first met Dan that he was putting WXML on the air and looking for funding. Although I knew very little about the radio ministry, I solicited contributions for WXML from some friends – long before the station ever went on the air. Little did I know back then that I would someday become Dan’s wife and become personally involved with this radio ministry.
In 1991 I began a 20-year-long career in working with people with disabilities, which has become another passion of mine. I am currently retired from the Blanchard Valley Center in Findlay, where I worked with adults who had physical and mental disabilities.
I look forward to continuing my work with NewVision FM as this ministry encourages people in their faith and changes lives on a daily basis.