STM Women’s Retreat in Vermont 2022

“Then Sings My Soul”

Sue Thomas Ministries is holding a one-day Women’s Retreat for women of all ages and all denominations to come together to fellowship around the theme of music. Yes, you heard that right…MUSIC!

Listen to profoundly deaf speaker, Sue Thomas, share powerful stories from out of her own silence, and through her life’s experiences that will illustrate how music is implanted in each of us, whether we hear it or not.

Sue remembers the rhythmic rocking chair and feeling the vibrations of her Mom singing lullabies to her deafened baby girl. Then there was the day her Dad brought the piano into the home and took an extra job to pay for the piano lessons for the girl who could not hear the music. You will be amazed at the stories behind the scenes that shaped Sue Thomas and you will come away inspired and challenged to hear the music of your own world in a way that brings glory to the One who gave you the ears to hear it.

Doors open at 8:30 AM so you can pick up your welcome bag at check-in and then enjoy a light breakfast. Program starts at 9:30. Lunch is served at noon followed by a sing-along, and last session concludes by 2:30 PM.

Seating is limited to 150 guests so please register early for this unique event being held in the Upper Valley of Vermont on the New Hampshire border for an opportunity to enjoy the brilliant New England foliage and the sounds of songs of praise to the Creator!

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“God has created the music in every one of us, whether we’re deaf or hearing. Never be afraid to sing adoration and praise to the Creator.”

Sue Thomas
Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas, has been profoundly deaf since infancy, has had MS for over 20 years, and most recently has overcome cancer and being on a ventilator with Covid. Sue’s passion is to encourage people in all walks of life by sharing from her own life’s experiences. As a master storyteller, she has been on the speaker’s circuit for over 35 years. Her first book, Silent Night, inspired a Dove Awarded, Faith and Family TV series, Sue Thomas FBEye. She has written a second book about her MS, called, Staying in the Race, and will be releasing two more books later this year, including a children’s book called, Levi Hears for Sue, teaching about deafness and Hearing Dogs. She lives in Ohio with her full-time nurse and travel companion, Deborah, and her current Hearing Dog, Rodney. They spend summers in Vermont, at WaterBrooks, developing the vision God laid on Sue’s heart many years ago, to build a place that is quiet and set apart where God’s people can come into the silence away from the noisy world.

“Come away by yourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” Mark 6.31


Donna Lee

Donna Lee is a musical worship leader at her home church in Newbury, Vermont.  She serves alongside her husband, Pastor David Lee, at the Newbury Bible Church.  She has led worship at various women’s conferences, retreats and church services for 27 years.  Donna is also employed with the University of New Hampshire as a 4-HProgram Manager and holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Education. She and her husband have three adult children, are Oma and Papa to six grand children, and have been married for 40 years.  Donna met Sue Thomas at a Women’s Conference several years ago where they were both ministering and have been friends ever since.   She and her church continue to support Sue’s vision for Waterbrooks and her ministry. 

Sarah Alimowski

Sarah Alimowski is passionate about encouraging and offering hope, by sharing personal life experiences. She knows the joy of freedom through forgiveness, and that having a merry heart is vital for successful living. She knows the power of music and heard her parents singing before she was born. With her family she has sung on the streets of New York City’s Times Square to Russia’s Red Square in Moscow. It was on one of their many mission trips to Eastern Europe that she met her husband, Marek, from Poland. They have two sons, and live in North Port, Florida, and part time in Narew, Poland. Her interests include meeting new people, traveling to new places, and living life with an open door. Her desire is that women will be drawn to Christ through her singing, speaking, and living for the glory of God.



  1. Looks like a wonderful experience for all!!
    Praying (in Missouri) all plans come together and that woman will be blessed as well as bless our King! 🙏❤️


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