Higher Hands

Higher Hands is founded on the Word of God. We strive for excellence in everything we do. "In ALL you do, work with all your might, as working for the Lord." Col 3:23-24

Our purpose is to provide quality materials and training for anyone who wants to spread the Gospel through puppetry.  We are all commissioned to "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel". Matt. 28:19

Higher Hands currently consists of Doug, Sue, Joseph and Elisa


With a BA in Art Education from Michigan State University, I have utilized my talents and abilities over the past 25 years in a variety of ways. I have taught Art at the elementary, junior high and high school levels as well as given private lessons. In 1994 my son joined Kidz-4-Kidz Puppet Team and for two years I drove him to practice. When my daughter joined the team I asked what I could do to help. Over the next 11 years I designed and built puppets, props and scenery as well as progressed from assistant director to co-director to director of Kidz-4-Kidz Puppet Team. 

With a recent move for our family, I am no longer involved with Kidz-4-Kidz Puppet Team, but am still actively pursuing puppetry.  


Having a BSEE from Michigan Tech. University, a very logical mind and great patience, Doug is the balance for Sue. Doug is also the technical portion of Higher Hands. He  provides all our electrical, sound and lighting solutions as well as computer stuff.  Together we create a variety of props and scenery.  


Attending Central Michigan University, Joseph is working toward his goal of becoming a high school teacher. Joseph writes creative stories and is part of our family band. He is the drummer so keeps us all on beat.  As a puppeteer, Joseph is equally at home performing recorded and live puppetry. Ad-lib and improv are his specialties.


A senior at Grand Valley State University majoring in Biomedical Science and minoring in Chemistry, Elisa is preparing for her future profession. She will be attending Graduate school to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.   Puppet building and performing are only a small part of her repertoire. Elisa is also a talented musician and writer.