The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson recently began her term as chair of the Candler Alumni Board. Sue joined the Candler Alumni Board (CAB) in the fall of 2010 and became the vice-chair in the fall of 2013. Sue has a vital voice as a member of CAB. Sue has lead efforts to revise the Distinguished Alumni Awards process. She researched the structure of other schools’ awards and measured the possibilities against the core values of Candler. This has led the Board to a new set of criteria and a well-defined nomination process. As the chair, Sue will represent Candler well by leading the group and by making Candler visible to the whole of the University.
Sue serves as the district superintendent of the North Central District of the Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. In The United Methodist Church, a district superintendent is an ordained elder who supervises clergy and congregations in a geographical area and collaborates with the bishop in assigning elders, deacons and local pastors to specific ministries. Prior to responding to her call to ministry, Sue had a career in law. Her husband, Allen, is also a Candler alum and serves as a pastor in the Florida Conference. Sue and Allen have a daughter, Samantha.