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Our Pastor

The Rev. Susan Maxwell Resiert has been serving Old South since 2005.

Born and raised in Wakefield, Mass, Rev. Reisert received her B.A. from Colby College (majoring in American Studies) and her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 1992.  She was ordained by the Metropolitan Boston Association of the Mass. Conference in 1995.  Except for the first four years of her life, she has been active in UCC/Congregational Churches for her entire life.

Pastor Reisert and her husband, Joseph (a Government professor at Colby College), have two children, Margaret  (currently a college student in New York) and John (a senior at Waterville High School).  They live in Waterville and Belgrade.

In her free time, Pastor Reisert enjoys outdoor activities, reading, being involved in her kids’ sporting activities, traveling, getting together with friends, spinning (cycling), cheering on her favorite team (the New England Patriots), and experimenting with her favorite substance, chocolate.

Pastor Reisert served churches in Cambridge, MA and Winslow, ME before being called to Old South.

She currently serves as Chair of the Mission Council of the Maine Conference United Church of Christ, the primary leadership board of the Conference.

She is also actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter as well as the Waterville Board of Education.

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