Our Pastor

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

Born and raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Rev. Reisert received her Bachelor’s degree 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 Susan and her husband, Joseph (a professor in the Government Dept at Colby College), live on Great Pond in Belgrade. They have two adult children, Margaret and John.

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

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

She has served on the Board of Directors of the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter, the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ (she was Chair of the Board 2016-2018) and the Sunset Home in Waterville, Maine. She currently serves on the board of a small philanthropic foundation and as class correspondent for the Colby Class of 1986.

An active writer and blogger, Pastor Reisert’s blog (hopeinthewilderness.com) is part of the Christian Century blog network. Her work has also appeared in the print edition of The Christian Century.

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