Susan Andrews joined Second Presbyterian in November of 2015. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, McCormickTheological Seminary, and Harvard Divinity School. She has served churches in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and was moderator of the General Assembly in 2003-2004. She was awarded preacher of the year in 2000 by Lectionary Homiletics. Susan comes to Second from New York, where she most recently was General Presbyter of the Hudson River Presbytery.
The governing body of a Presbyterian Church is called the Session. It is made up of the Pastor plus the elders in active service. Second Presbyterian has twelve active elders divided into three classes. New elders are elected each year, by the congregation, to replace those whose term has expired. Once ordained, one is always an elder – either active or inactive. The session has authority over all organizations within the local church. The Clerk of Session is nominated and elected by the session annually.
Back Row: Jean Chouquette, Andrew Peters, Don Cochran, Nicole McRae, Dennis Umfleet; Front Row: Susan Andrews, Patty McClerking