Susan serves as a trusted resource person in the Presbytery’s efforts to Know Christ, Live Christ, Share Christ. She has faithfully served the Presbytery of Genesee Valley since 2001 in a variety of roles including Coordinator for Educational Resources, Presbyter for Mission & Education, Presbyter for Healthier Congregations/Stated Clerk, Acting Presbytery Leader and now as our Transitional Leader/Stated Clerk. This is a full-time, three-year contract position.  The Transitional Presbytery Leader will provide leadership in fulfilling the identified purpose of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley while also guiding and engaging in the process of discernment of its future organizational leadership structure. Susan functions as Head of Staff and will work with the Big Picture Team, the committees of the Presbytery and committee leaders to empower them to fulfill their responsibilities as completely as possible. As Stated Clerk, Susan serves as parliamentarian to the members of Presbytery, interpreting the Constitution, and advising on Robert’s Rules of Order. Susan is a ruling elder member of Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, the church that “adopted” her following the dissolution of her life-long home church, Laurelton United. Like members of small churches everywhere, Susan has worn multiple hats through the years including Music Director, Youth Club Director, and as Clerk of Session for over ten years.  She has also served on the boards at Cameron Community Ministries, Rural and Migrant Ministry, the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers, and the Children’s Agenda Interfaith Collaborative.  Susan is a PC(USA) certified Associate Christian Educator, a certified National Resource Center Director, and received certification by St. John Fisher College in Nonprofit Management in 2018. Susan writes, “Widowed in 2008, my three amazing children are all married, living and working in the Rochester area, gifting me with five grandchildren plus two bonus granddaughters. ‘Nana’ is the best gig I’ve ever had. I have wonderful friendships, and delight in the Rochester area’s many cultural offerings. I am often found walking my neighborhood, reading a good piece of fiction on my East Avenue balcony, biking on the canal, or taking in a Red Wings game or RPO concert.”

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