Susan Gauen grew up shadowing her mom in her family's Billings, Montana, kitchen. From an early age she began preparing entire meals from scratch, and Susan's love of cooking for friends and loved ones continues even today. At 19, Susan joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Kona, Hawaii, with the intent of pursuing a one-year stint with the ministry organization. Now, 32 years later, she is still serving in YWAM as a full-time missionary. She has ministered in 35 nations and every continent except Antarctica. Currently she is leading the School of Intercessory Prayer in Asia.