Staff Member: Suzanne Foster

Suzanne Foster

Pastoral Associate
Phone: 363-7615 X125
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Hi! My name is Suzanne Foster and I serve as the Pastoral Associate of St. James. I began here in July 2011 and originally served as the DRE for Grades K-11. If I have not had the opportunity to meet you yet-please stop into room 9 of the Parish Center and say, “Hello.”
As Pastoral Associate, I have the pleasure of working with:

• Adult Formation and the RCIA
• Baptismal and Marriage preparation
• Bereavement Ministry
• Retreat Design and Leadership
• Grades 9-10-11 (Confirmation Preparation )
• Funeral Vigils
• Hospital Visitation
• Human Concerns and Outreach
• Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction

Originally I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I went to Catholic School from grade 1-through graduate school. I have a BA in Religious Studies and Music from Loras College in Dubuque and an MA in Pastoral Counseling from Boston College, Chestnut Hills, MA. I also studied theology at Aquinas Institute. Before coming to St. James, I had an opportunity to work in a variety of ministries which I also thoroughly enjoyed. To name a few, I taught theology at Dominican High School. I was commissioned to publish a book on Adult Formation. I served as Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, etc. I live with a Sinsinawa Dominican. Recently, we had the honor of my 95 year old mother moving in with us. She is a dedicated card player and challenges us to games of “spades” and “hand and foot” almost nightly. We have a dearly loved bichon-shitzu named, Molly Kathleen. My hobbies include completing Crossword puzzles and Cryptoquip’s. I enjoy suspense movies and novels immensely.

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