Susan Orr, Presbyter for Healthy Congregations / Stated Clerk


Susan serves as a trusted resource person in the Presbytery’s efforts to Know Christ, Live Christ, Share Christ.  In the role of Presbyter for Healthier Congregations, Susan supports the work of the Healthier Congregations Team (HCT), its Coordinating Council and its Working Groups:  Grants, Tools & Training, Relationships and Communications/Connections.  She also continues to direct the Resource Center, in collaboration with the Resource Center Working Group.  The Healthier Congregations Team is leading the Presbytery’s primary goal of encouragement and empowerment of healthy, vital, sustainable congregations and leaders, gathered in neighborhoods, by equipping and supporting them to share God’s love in our community.  In this role, Susan enjoys visiting congregations for worship and other opportunities for relationship building.

As Stated Clerk, Susan acts as the Secretary to the Presbytery by recording and reporting minutes for Presbytery, Council/Big Picture Team and Committee on Ministry, and serving as parliamentarian to these bodies. Susan is also a resource for clerks of session, providing guidance and oversight in the annual statistical report and reading of Session minutes.

Susan is a ruling elder at the Laurelton United Presbyterian Church. Like members of small churches everywhere, Susan has worn multiple hats through the years including Music Director, Youth Club Director, and Clerk of Session for over ten years.  She has also served on the board at Cameron Community Ministries, Rural and Migrant Ministry, and the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers.  Susan is a PC(USA) certified Associate Christian Educator and certified National Resource Center Director.  She has faithfully served the Presbytery since 2001.  When not writing minutes or reading books, Susan delights in her role as “Nana” to Hannah and Elliott, and enjoying the richness of Rochester city living.  

To contact Susan, email: 
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To contact Susan Orr, please call (585) 242-0099