Susan Parker was ordained to the ministry by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in April, 2014. She currently serves as a “circuit riding” preacher to six churches in the North Alabama area. Prior to the ministry Susan served in elected office on the Alabama Public Service Commission and a four year term as the State Auditor of Alabama. Most of her career was spent in higher education working for twenty-five years as an administrator at Athens State University, Athens, Alabama and Calhoun Community College, Decatur, Alabama. Susan completed her seminary training through the Program of Alternate Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama, a Master’s from UAB, a Bachelor’s from Athens State, and an Associate’s from Calhoun Community College.