REV. SUSAN WEBLEY
Rev. Susan A. Webley (Rev. Sue) is an advocate for the traumatized, ostracized, villainized, and stigmatized. She is the editor of the anthology At the Table: Words of Faith, Affirmation, and Inspiration for LGBT Believers of Color (ISBN 9780615820774), created to bring messages of hope, love, acceptance, reconciliation, and healing to those rejected for walking in their authenticity.
Rev. Sue’s mission in life is to help young people - particularly those who exist on the margins - realize their
purpose, tap into their God-given potential and embrace their power. As a faith leader, Rev. Sue an Associate Pastor and the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Rivers of Living Water Ministries UCC, where she serves youth and young adults primarily, and the congregation overall, under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Vanessa M. Brown. She is also the National/International Minister of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM) led by Bishop Yvette Flunder and sits on the board of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, an advocacy and educational organization formed to "oppose discrimination, exclusion, or intimidation of LGBT persons in our society and particularly in our church communities." Additionally, Rev. Sue is a member of The NYC Unity Project’s LGBTQ- affirming Faith Network, a Mayor’s office initiative spearheaded by First Lady Chirlane McCray to “help reduce stigma, promote respect and improve understanding of LGBTQ issues.”
Rev. Sue believes that every human being is born to do something great on the earth. As the founder of Encourage. Empower. Educate. she strives, using motivational quotes, videos, workshops and more, to assist individuals in releasing the issues that serve as an anchor to mediocrity. Rev. Sue is a student at New York Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. She is in the process of compiling additional installments of the At the Table series and is currently facilitating a year-long project designed to help young people who have experienced faith-based trauma heal from their experience.
She resides in East Orange, NJ.