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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 college-age children, Margaret and John (both attending colleges in the Hudson Valley of New York). They live on Great Pond in Belgrade.

In her free time, Pastor Reisert enjoys outdoor activities, reading, being involved in her kids’ sporting activities (both are swimmers), 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 on the Board of Directors of the Maine Conference. She served as Chair of the Board from 2016-2018. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter and 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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