63 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038
Pastor Susan Walker is a dual appointment minister for St. Luke’s and Pleasant Street UMC’s. She has four adult children, Sharon, Paul, Timothy and Christopher. Sharon lives in Moseley, Virginia with her husband Ricky and their two children Natalie and Lucas. Paul lives in Dover with his wife Sheila and they have two sons, Damien and Kyle. Tim lives in Dover and Chris lives in Derry.
Pastor Susan has been involved in ministry since 1989 through her work as The Minister of Care for Morris Memorial UMC, The Director of Caring Ministries for Elizabeth Memorial UMC, and as Youth Minister for St. Marks UMC, all located in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1997, she became the Visitation Minister for Mulberry Street UMC, located in Mount Vernon, Ohio where she and her family moved for her to attend seminary at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, or Methesco as it is more commonly known.
While in seminary, she also completed Local Pastoral Licensing School, became a Certified Candidate For Ordained Ministry, Co-Pastored The Fredericktown Circuit and Pastored The Mount Vernon Circuit. In 2001, she graduated from Methesco with a Master Of Divinity degree and she and her family moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
While living in Portsmouth, she was involved in their home church, The First UMC of Portsmouth. She began a Visitation Ministry and served as a FUMC Leadership for The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. She has also served as Pastor Of The English-Speaking Service for Greenland UMC, Interim Pastor for West Scarborough UMC, Pastor of Berwick UMC in Berwick, Maine, and is also currently the Pastor of St. Luke’s in Derry, New Hampshire since 2012.
Pastor Susan completed a Chaplaincy Internship at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Clinical Pastoral Education at Caritas Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts. She has held several chaplaincy positions over the years including Interim Chaplain for Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Chaplain for Amedisys Hospice of Portsmouth, and is currently a Per Diem Chaplain for the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network.
Located at 63 East Broadway, Derry, NH, St Luke's UMC has been a part of the community since 1883.
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