About me

So, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and start blogging. I’ve been resisting for a very long time and then all of sudden I realized that it wasn’t so much about me as it was about sharing the good news that I experience each and every day in the midst of the wonderful community of faith that I get to pastor.  I came to parish ministry rather late in life, again resisting a call for about as long as I could and then finally saying Yes. You might notice a pattern here.  I’m not always quick to follow God’s leading but I will say this:  being a pastor to this congregation has brought me great joy, deep fulfillment and profound challenge and I thank God every day for this blessing. I hope this blog and my humble attempt to share the joy, the challenge and the wonder of living in the messy middle of a community named Forest Hill Christian Church will encourage you to say Yes to God’s call.  There is such truth in Frederick Buechner’s quote:  “The place that God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” (Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC)  I have found that place, and it is in parish ministry right smack dab in the middle of San Francisco.

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  1. nelson

     /  February 17, 2012

    good to see you have started a blog.
    i am very happy to have a link to one of the coolest SF scenes around…Forest Hill.
    keep up the great work.
    thanks Susan,

    • Thanks for your encouraging words. You’re sort of to blame you know; after our conversations around your table I kept thinking maybe I needed to start writing more. Enjoy. . .

  2. Cindy

     /  February 17, 2012

    Love you and Forest Hill! I miss you all so much. So glad to have a way to hear your adventures.

    • My how we miss you too! Any chance you and Kibe can come for a visit sometime? And I’d love to talk with you about maybe preaching for us again in the future! Love, Susan

  3. jeeyoonkim

     /  June 16, 2012

    Do you rememner me??
    Im korean so i can english very well
    Im so sorry
    um..when i was young l went forest hill christian church nursery school in2002~2003

    But niw im leave in korea
    My middle school is in ansan
    i miss you and friend..
    Im sorry to ican’t english very well

    • How good and surprising to hear from you. And yes, I do remember. I will share with Karen and Sally, teachers at the pre-school and members of our congregation, that I heard from. Hope you are well and if you ever come to San Francisco for a visit, please stop by and see us. Blessings, Susan


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