Pastor Susanne most recently served a brief interim call at Hope Lutheran Church in Clinton Maryland. Prior to that she served a call as the Executive Director of Lifeline Partnership. Based at First Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Washington, DC, Lifeline provides spiritual and social programs for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Prior to serving Lifeline, Pastor Susanne was the Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Congregational Care at Luther Place. Pastor Susanne is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Antioch School of Law. Before becoming a pastor, she served as an attorney in DC for over 20 years in a variety of settings and was a very active lay leader at Luther Place.