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.
Patty Reynolds, Church Sexton
Patty Reynolds has been the church Sexton for the past 2 years. She has over 20 years of professional cleaning experience. She calls her role more of a “labor of love”. Patty has worked 12 years in the Insurance industry, 13 years in the Retail industry, along with owning/operating a cleaning business & breakfast & lunch canteen truck. For the past 4 years she has been working in the health care field. Her passion and relaxation is riding her horse Dallas, jogging and spending time at her home with gardening and crafting
Volunteer Nursery Attendant
Parent volunteers staff a nursery during morning worship service for children 5 and under. Children’s bulletins with activities are available for ages 5 and up at the welcome center desk.