Pastor Susan Strouse is a native of Pottstown, PA (near Philadelphia) and is a graduate of Antioch University/Philadelphia (B.A. in Human Services) and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Master of Divinity) She has previously served congregations in Buffalo, NY; Novato, CA; and San Francisco, CA. She has been at Good Shepherd since February 2020.
In 2005 she received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Her area of study and interest is interfaith theology, particularly working with congregations and clergy to explore the meaning of being a Christian in our religiously diverse world. She served as the Interim Executive Director of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio in San Francisco in 2011-2012. Her book The INTRAfaith Conversation: How Do Christians Talk Among Ourselves About INTERfaith Matters? was published in 2016. Pastor Susan's website and blog can be found at https://intrafaithconversation.com