Susan Allen Grady is a Untied Methodist PK (Preacher’s Kid) from right here in the North Georgia Conference. Susan grew up in small towns all over north Georgia, but she claims Madison and Camp Glisson as home.
Susan was Ordained Elder in Full Connection in 2006, the 50th anniversary of the Methodist Tradition granting full clergy right to women. This was, and is, a proud distinction for Susan. Susan was one of the youngest clergy to receive ordination that year.
Susan is married to her Co-Pastor, David Allen Grady. They share the unique distinction of being one of the few couples to Co-pastor in the North Georgia Conference. They will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2021. Together they look forward to the exciting adventure of ministering at Simpsonwood UMC and seeing how their tradition of Family Fridays evolves as their daughter Joy turns 13.
BA in Religion from Emory University
Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Local Church Work / Appointments:
1998-2000 Director of Middle School Ministries then later Youth Ministries at Briarcliff UMC in Atlanta.
2001-2003 Associate Pastor at Mountain View UMC with responsibility for Adult Discipleship
2003-2007 Pastor-in-Charge at Trinity UMC in Austell
2007-2011 Pastor-in-Charge at St. Paul UMC IN Grant Park, Atlanta
20011-2017 Senior Associate Pastor at Oak Grove UMC, Decatur
2017-2021 Senior Pastor at Embry Hills UMC in Northeast Atlanta
Other Leadership Roles:
Board of Managers of the Georgia Pastors School Annual Continuing Education Event (current)
Emory Ambassadors (current)
Annual Conference Worship Coordinator (2016-2018; Together with David Allen Grady)
Candler Alumni Board
Central South District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Chair of the Finance Committee of the Georgia United Methodist Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry (8 years)
Interfaith Alliance of Atlanta – Board of Directors