Bishop Susan Hassinger
Susan Hassinger was elected to the episcopacy in July, 1996, by the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, and from 1996 until 2004 she served as Episcopal leader of the Boston Area.
Since retiring in 2004, she has been bishop-in-residence and adjunct faculty at Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts, and has served serve as the interim bishop of the Albany Area from September 1, 2006, until June 2010.
Susan has also served as a director for the General Board of Global Ministries (1980-1988) and the General Board of Discipleship (1992-1996). Elected to Jurisdictional Conferences from 1976-1996, she was also a delegate to General Conferences from 1980-1996. Her vocational interests and training include conflict and change management, dismantling racism, women's concerns, sexual ethics issues, and spiritual direction.
Her daughters are Rebecca and Rachel, and she has three grandchildren.