The Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk is a 2007 graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Her previous career was as a registered nurse, working in Milwaukee, Sitka, AK, and Vancouver, BC. In her journeys south and east she has also lived in Missoula, MT where she volunteered at the local food shelf and as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children who were in the judicial system because of abuse or neglect.
Along with her MDiv from Meadville she has earned a Masters in Philosophy/Emphasis on Teaching Ethics from the University of Montana, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her volunteer career she has been copy editor for a feminist newsletter and on the advisory board of a gay newsletter; a docent at a museum featuring Alaska native artifacts and at a maritime museum; spun records, tapes and CDs at a public radio station; been an actress and stage manager at a community theater; and danced in a "hula art action."
Suzanne is married to Tim Stratton, a professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a registered pharmacist. She has one son and three grandchildren who live in Milwaukee.
Tim and Suzanne enjoy their dog & cat, canoeing, walking, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, and contra dancing together. Suzanne enjoys reading, especially mysteries and novels; gardening, baking, singing, feeding the neighborhood birds, chipmunks and squirrels; and keeping in touch with friends, some of whom she's known since 3rd grade.