The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe is the general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. She has served as the social justice agency’s top executive since 2014 after 22 years at Emory University.
As dean of the chapel & religious life at Emory University, inter-religious ministry with a highly diverse constituency of 12,000 students and 2,400 faculty members with Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, B’Hai communities was the heart of her work. Additionally, mentoring and vocational formation of a new generation for social-justice advocates highlighted the work of the office.
For 16 years, Henry-Crowe served as a member of the United Methodist Judicial Council, the denomination’s “Supreme Court.” She is the first woman elected president of the Judicial Council, serving in that role from 2008-2012.
Ordained an elder in The United Methodist Church, she continues to be a member of the South Carolina Annual Conference. In South Carolina she served in three pastoral appointments, and as associate director and then director of the Conference Council on Ministries.