Meet the Team


Sue Cramer & Ronel Sidney

Sue Cramer is the founder of Praise and Coffee, a national ministry that meets in coffee shops and around kitchen tables, connecting women to encourage each other and inspiring them to draw closer to God. She’s a wife, mom, speaker, writer and coffee drinker who loves the Lord. Sue is also featured on a weekly radio segment on Star 105.7 sharing advice and encouragement to Moms of all ages and stages, and just published her first devotional style ebook on Amazon: Praise and Coffee to Go

Sue lives in West Michigan and shares her life with her husband Mark. They’ve been married over 27 years and have four children (three biological and one adopted from China), two daughters-in-law and one perfect grand daughter!

In ministry for over 28 years, Sue has done everything from planting churches as a Pastor’s wife, directing women’s ministry, to writing Bible studies and serving on the board of a Community Center. She is passionate about helping women find their place in the Father’s love and enjoys speaking to women’s groups of all sizes.

Sue also adds entrepreneur to her bio as she owns Mezzo Coffee House  and Marketplace at Mezzo Otsego, MI.

Contact Sue:

Speaking schedule and fees on Sue’s bio page.


Ronel Sidney, in California, is the Vice President and National Director for Praise and Coffee.

After traveling the world in the US Navy for over five years Ronel settled in San Diego, CA. She and her husband Jeremey will celebrate eleven years of marriage in November. They have one son, Lucas who is 10.
Ronel began ministry in the Navy as a Catholic Eucharist Minister. After accepting Christ in the Spring of 2003 she began to lead a working mom’s small group in her home. She eventually went on to lead the mom’s ministry at the Rock Church San Diego and helped launch the women’s ministry at the satellite campus in East County San Diego.
She started leading Praise and Coffee Nights in San Diego in March of 2008 and stepped in as a National Director for Praise and Coffee in 2011.
Ronel has her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and is currently finishing up her Masters in Leadership with an emphasis on developing women in leadership.
As a working mom Ronel is a source of encouragement and information to women who are interested in starting Praise and Coffee groups in their community. As part of that encouragement she plans to travel, speak and help women develop their leadership skills in order to connect, encourage and inspire one another through these groups.

You can contact Ronel through her website “Faith, Family & Fitness”: Ronel Sidney


Denise Dykstra, co-editor of Praise and Coffee the Magazine.

Denise is heavily caffeinated and joyfully married to her truck driving, farming husband.  They reside in Michigan raising their four boys (ages 15 to 8) on a hobby farm that keeps them hopping busy.  She updates friends on her sons’ latest escapades and caught snakes on her blog.

“Life With Four Boys…Coffee Please!”