Rev. Dr. Susan DeHoff earned her M.Div. from Emory University and a dual Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and Religion from Boston University. She is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is a Psychotherapist member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). She is currently the part-time pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville, MA. Previously Rev. Dr. DeHoff served as Parish Assistant for Pastoral Care at the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, MA. Currently she also maintains a part-time private pastoral counseling practice in Shrewsbury, MA.
Prior to going into pastoral counseling ministry, Dr. DeHoff taught special education in the public school system and then worked as a learning disabilities specialist in private practice for 40 years, having earned a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Georgia College at Milledgeville and a M. Ed. in special education from Georgia State University.
Dr. DeHoff is the author of Psychosis or Mystical Religious Experience? A New Paradigm
Grounded in Psychology and Reformed Theology published in 2018 by Palgrave-MacMillan. She has also published papers on this topic in the journal Pastoral Psychology.
Eileen Straub, Minister of Music
Eileen was previously the organist at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She has forty-five years of experience playing the piano, organ and flute in local church settings with additional experience in directing both choirs and praise worship bands. She has toured extensively throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada and holds a B.S. in Christian Education from Cairn University in Philadelphia PA.
Tanya Morin, Nursery Coordinator
Tanya first started attending our church in 2001 and has been our nursery care provider every since. As a child she loved attending Sunday School and VBS, and has a particular joy for working with children. She has a degree in Early Childhood Development from Bridgewater, and has worked at numerous schools and daycare centers throughout her career. When she isn’t busy helping out at church, Tanya enjoys dog walking, scrapbooking and spending time with her two teenage sons.
Alice Legg, Secretary
Alice works closely with the rest of our staff and volunteers to empower us for ministry. She was saved during VBS at age 8. She enjoys walking, biking and many other outdoor activities as well as quilting, reading and hanging out at home. She has a passion for Christian music and tries to hit every concert in the area she can!