at South Church
Rev. Joseph H. Gilmore
Joe has been Senior Minister since 1981. He has also served congregations in Scarsdale, NY and Summit, NJ. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has served: as Co-Chair of clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam, an anti-war group; as Chair of Board of Directors of "Kirkridge", a retreat center in Pennsylvania, and as a member of the Board of "Exodus", an inmate re-entry program.
He was instrumental in the founding of "The Midnight Run", work with Manhattan's homeless poor. He has written two collections of prayers: "In the Strong Name of Jesus", and "Eternity's Dance with Time". In addition, he was invited to write the Kirkridge lectionaries in each of threee years. Joe is married to Rachel Thomspson, who serves as a Presbyterian Minister in Bedford, NY. They have four grown children. When not working, he bikes, hikes, plays the violin and mandolin, and reads poetry.
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Rev. Dr. Susan G. DeGeorge
Susan is Associate Pastor for Study and Action. She also teaches religion, philosophy, and interdisciplinary courses at Mercy College and leads adult education classes for religious organizations throughout Westchester and lower Connecticut. She has previously served other congregations in Hudson River Presbytery in positions as diverse as Interim Head of Staff and Youth Minister, has been community organizer/coordinator of Westchester's Clergy and Laity Concerned, and has taught at several other colleges in NYC and Westchester. She is also a lawyer licensed in New York and Connecticut.
Susan has graduate degrees in comparative religion from Columbia, biblical studies from Union Theological Seminary (NYC), law from Pace Law School, and 21st century Global Leadership from Drew University. She was a founding board member of Hudson Link for Higher Education, a group working to bring college education back into New York State prisons. Rev. De George enjoys swimming, gardening, traveling with her family, yoga, playing guitar and flute, knitting, reading, and having interesting conversations with folks who really want to change the world.