Suzan Waller transplanted herself in Columbus in 2006 – having gone to school or worked in Arkansas, Colorado, Washington State, California, Texas, and Oklahoma. Serving in her community is a life-long commitment for Suzan. Starting as a candy striper in high school, she also has volunteered in a variety of mental health programs through the years as well as crisis and teen hotlines. His Place and Street Church have been significant commitments over her years at St. John’s
She was drawn to St. John’s Columbus in 2012 after meeting various members of the congregation through BREAD and through her participation in Street Church in years leading up to her move from Trinity Episcopal across from the Capitol. She has served as senior warden of St. John’s for four years and has served on the Mission Council at St. John’s for eight years. She is a professor emerita at Franklin University, having retired from her academic career as a sociologist in 2016.