Senior Associate, Communication
Sabbath Day: Friday
A life-long Episcopalian, Susan is our Senior Associate for Communication. Working with members of our communication department staff and parish volunteers, her portfolio includes all of our print, media, video, digital and social media communication. Active in LGBT and women's issues, Susan served as president of Integrity USA, is currently convener of “Claiming the Blessing,” is a member of the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Religion Council and chairs the Bishop's Commission on LGBT Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. She is also a member of the National Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood and the Task Force for the Study of Marriage for the Episcopal Church.
A Los Angeles native she came to All Saints Church in August 2002. Her family includes her wife, Lori, two sons and two stepdaughters, two dogs and and three (yes, three!) cats. She is an ENFJ, a second soprano and a second-generation Los Angeles Dodger fan.
Her favorite blessing is one she "inherited" from the former Bishop of Newark, John Shelby Spong:
Send us anywhere you would have us go,
only go there with us.
Place upon us any burden you desire,
only stand by us to sustain us.
Break any tie that binds us,
except the tie that binds us to you.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
Creating, Redeeming and Sustaining, be with you --
those you love, serve and challenge --
this day and forever.