For those of you that haven’t met Rev. Suzanne M. Spaulding she was born and raised in a conservative Baptist home. At the early age of seven, she felt the call of God to serve in some full-time capacity. Given her family background and theological influences the only logical choice was as a missionary.
After graduating from Bible College, she joined a Baptist mission board and served as a “church planting assistant” for 12 years in northeast Brazil and 4 years in China. During her four years in China, Suzanna became convinced that there were more possibilities in ministry for a woman than she had been raised to believe.
In 2005 she and her ministry colleague resigned from the mission board and Suzanne began studying toward a Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. She graduated in 2009.
While in seminary, she joined a United Church of Christ Church and pursued ordination with that denomination. In February 2010 she began serving as part-time pastor of St. Luke’s UCC in Ottsville, PA. They extended a full-time call and she was ordained September 26, 2010.
On November 24, 2019 Rev. Suzanne Spaulding resigned her position as pastor of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Ottsville and St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ferndale effective December 22, 2019.