Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope is celebrating her 10th anniversary working at St. Matthew’s UCC in Kunkletown.
On Jan. 23, the congregation surprised her with a social hour that included cake, refreshments and special tokens of appreciation. She was ordained at her home church, Roland Park Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, on Jan. 17, 1988.
She was the associate pastor at Zion UCC in Lehighton 1988-1991; associate pastor at Orange Park Presbyterian Church In Orange Park, Florida, from 1992-1998; pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, 1998-2011; and became pastor at St. Matthew’s in January 2012.
She is married to the Rev. Dr. Scott Brooks-Cope, who serves as director of pastoral care at Phoebe Ministries in Allentown.
They have four grown children, two of whom are married, and two granddaughters.
She is a graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia.; and graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.
Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope holds a colored pencil sketch drawn by church member Jack Lovewell, right. The drawing depicts her home church in which she was ordained, Roland Park Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and St. Matthew's UCC, which is in Kunkletown.
Pastor Suzanne Brooks-Cope is celebrating her 10th anniversary working at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown. St. Matthew's congregation and her husband, Scott, surprised her with a celebration to honor her 10 years at St. Matthew's UCC and 34 years being ordained. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS