September 3, 2017
THE REV. SUSAN LEONARD-RAY was appointed District Superintendent of the Anderson, South Carolina district of the United Methodist Church in July 2010. Prior to her appointment, she served as Senior Pastor of Advent UMC in Simpsonville, South Carolina since June 2001. After being ordained in 1990, Susan also served as Pastor in other Greenville churches – Monaghan UMC and later, Buncombe Street UMC – prior to joining the Advent ministry team. A native of Greer, South Carolina, Susan completed her undergraduate work in Psychology and Elementary Education at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee and Emory University, Candler School of Theology for the completion of her Masters of Divinty.