Our Clergy

Susan Profile picture (The Rev.) Susan S. MacDonald, Rector 

Someone has remarked that as followers of Christ, our journey forms and binds us together; just as their journey from Galilee to Jerusalem did for the original disciples.  I am privileged and honored to join St. Paul’s on-the-Hill’s journey with Christ, and to begin our formation together.

Ordained priest by the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer in June, 2008, I served Trinity Episcopal Church in Shepherdstown as an associate priest, and then Grace Episcopal Church in Middleway (W.Va.) for three + years as their (part-time) priest-in-charge.

My work over the years, pre and post-ordination, had been in the nonprofit sector as a public interest lawyer/manager, a women’s center director, and an area agency on aging director. My M.Div. is from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  Other degrees are from Dickinson School of Law/Penn State (law), GWU (counseling) and VCU (music-violin).

I am committed to justice and inclusiveness and find this to be a special time in the life of the Episcopal Church, rich with opportunities to celebrate and live out the diversity with which God has gifted each one of us.  I am married to Randy, and have a daughter, who lives with her spouse in the Baltimore area. I invite you to come walk with us!   


(The) Rev. Dr. Deacon Bob Frederick


Deacon Bob has just joined us here at St. Paul’s.  Deacon Bob’s photo and bio will uploaded as soon as he has time to submit them to the webmaster.