About Me

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Susan Rothenberg is a leader in the Unglued Church Project and an at-large member of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Formerly, she has served as pastor to a small church in Pittsburgh, and currently co-moderates the presbytery’s Commission on Ministry. She also serves as a consultant for PneuMatrix (with Rev. Jim Kitchens and Rev. Deborah Wright), helping congregations develop adaptive change leadership skills and capacity for church transformation in post-Christendom.

Prior to entering ordained ministry, she worked in marketing, advertising and public relations for companies in Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

Susan writes regularly for Presbyterians Today magazine, as well as Presbyterian Mission Agency’s blog, “One Church, Many Voices.” Mostly, she writes about faith/scripture/church, but sometimes she will veer into politics, kid stuff, baseball, and observations on life’s absurdities. She also preaches regularly, and leads retreats/workshops on many topics.

She has been married to Mitchell Rothenberg for more than 30 years, and they have two children, Rachel and David. Rachel is a Ph.D. student in Seattle at the University of Washington, and David is a high school student who enjoys math, computers and video games. Susan and her family also love to travel, cook/eat, go to baseball games, hang out with friends and family.