Conversations on The Partner's Path

"A Front Row Seat: What A Lifetime Insider Knows About the Church"

A Conversation with Susie Erdey


Monday, May 3, 2021 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Julie Lytle 
Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury Seminary 




Some of us stumbled into this life when our once-secular spouse heard an unexpected call, or when love led us from an unchurched life into a world of new jargon. For others, growing up as a PK made parsonage life seem normal, and work in church ecosystems feels like home as well. For Susie Erdey, daughter and granddaughter of pastors, nothing seemed more in keeping with tradition than that her wife should be a priest. Join us in May as Susie shares insights from a life shaped by her own lay ministries, others’ ordained paths, and the tides of history.

A Midwesterner by birth, Susie Erdey is a church lifer. Despite growing up in parsonage fish-bowls (her grandfather, uncle, and father were German Reformed and Hungarian Reformed pastors) and knowing full well what she was getting into, she married an Episcopal priest, Jan Nunley. They live in New York's Lower Hudson Valley in a 1915 Arts & Crafts foursquare known as "Fallengutter." Vocationally serving as a communication, development, and management professional for nonprofit organizations, Susie has worked with faith-based organizations and secular nonprofits and is currently the development director for an environmental education and nature preserve. Susie has never met a cookbook that didn't follow her home. She is also an obsessive rower, organic gardener, and is never seen without her pearls.




Cathy has been a clergy spouse for 40 years, and a priest for 14 years. Currently rector of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Williamsburg VA, she has served in lay and ordained ministry in the dioceses of Texas, Lexington, and Milwaukee.



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Conversations on the Partner’s Path is a new series of web conversations designed to provide a place of connection, spiritual nourishment, and gifts discernment for spouses of Episcopal clergy. Join us the first Monday of each month at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/6 pm MT/5 pm PT as Cathy Tyndall Boyd welcomes different guest for 60 minutes of deep conversation engaging the challenges and gifts of being a clergy person's partner.  These live, interactive, heart-to-heart engagements are the brainchild of Laura Jackson, MDiv, MA-C, Ardelle Walters, LPC, and Cathy Boyd, MDiv. They are presented cost free by The Partner’s Path ( and Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley-Seabury Seminary ( Recordings of the most recent program are posted on the Pathways website and an archive of all our recorded programs can be found on the Pathways for Baptismal Living vimeo site.