Our Rector

MotherSusan - Version 2

Meet our rector …

The Rev. Susan E. Osborne-Mott


Mother Susan began her ministry at Good Shepherd in November 2015. She was ordained as a priest in 2007 after earning a master’s degree in divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Mother Susan is married to Brad Mott, and they have two grown children, Andrew and Emily.

Before her calling as a priest, Mother Susan had a long career in the theater. She has acted on stage, television and radio, directed on the Chicago stage, and taught theater at the college level. She believes in the power of collaboration and brings that spirit to her pastoral work.

“My goal is to be God’s servant among you in such a way that we all live as God’s joyful servants,” she writes. “By word and example I will try to joyously and consistently remind you of God’s very real presence among us.”

Mother Susan believes pastoral care is a privilege. She enjoys visiting parishioners, finding the gifts in others, and encouraging them to use those gifts. She believes in a strong youth ministry and involves young people by using plays, storytelling, and music.

Bringing new energy, ideas, programs, and joyous leadership to our vibrant parish, Mother Susan was warmly welcomed into the Good Shepherd community. Together we are now building on our foundation and stepping into the future.

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Go to Homily Archives to find Mother Susan’s sermons.


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