Rev. Susan Graceson, Transitional Pastor
cell: 571-723-1080
work: 301-262-6008
Email: ccpcinterimpastor@aol.com
 
Rev. Susan Querry Graceson began her tenure as CCPC's Transitional Pastor on September 1, 2020.  A graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary, Rev. Graceson has most recently served as the Associate Pastor at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean, Virginia.  
 
A coal miner’s daughter from Eastern Kentucky, Pastor Susan has lived in the DC area since the age of 13. Susan is an ordained ruling elder and has served local churches as educator, pulpit supply preacher, retreat leader, and worship coordinator. She volunteers for a number of social service organizations and Presbytery committees. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, writing, crafts and hanging out with her two cats. Susan and her husband David live in Falls Church with their young adult sons, Sammy and Carter.
 
As is customary in the Presbyterian church, a Transitional Pastor will typically lead a congregation while they search for a permanent Minister, as CCPC is doing following the retirement of Rev. James Brassard on June 1, 2020.  
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Pastor Susan's "I'm here!" introduction:
"I'm here!" 
               -Pastor Susan
Hello CCPC!  I am very excited to begin serving God and you as your transitional senior pastor. In these first few weeks I will mostly be listening, observing, praying, and taking lots and lots of notes.  This is a time for us to get to know one another and to listen for God's call on our work together.  Even at the very outset of my service with you, I can already tell that you love God and one another and CCPC -- an excellent way to start.

I have already been working with Justin Devine and other members of the session and staff, and have been studying your website and your wonderful pictorial directory (praise God for those!).  I have also been worshiping with your FaceBook worship services. However, the life of the church is within the people of the church, so I am eager to get to know each and every one of you. I am available for phone calls, texts, Facebook messages, and Zoom meetings, and am working on other ways to connect with you while we are still under quarantine.  Feel free to send me an e-mail introducing yourself and let me know your hopes for our work together.  I am especially eager to connect with any of you who have pastoral care concerns -- please do reach out.

Peace and love,
Pastor Susan