Great Rivers endorses 2nd candidate for moderator

Susan Krummel is executive/general presbyter, stated clerk of presbytery

October 12, 2011

The Rev. Susan Davis Krummel

The Rev. Susan Davis Krummel


The Rev. Susan Davis Krummel, executive/general presbyter and stated clerk of the Presbytery of Great Rivers, has been endorsed by that presbytery to stand for moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

She joins the Rev. Neal Presa of Elizabeth Presbytery as candidates for the denomination’s top elected office.

The assembly will be held June 30-July 7, 2012 in Pittsburgh.

“Since she became our General Presbyter, the Reverend Sue Davis Krummel has guided our Presbytery with a clear voice and a steady hand. She will do the same for the General Assembly when she is elected its next Moderator,” said Elder Gary Davis, moderator of the presbytery’s nominating committee, in a press release.

Before coming to the presbytery in 2003, Krummel served for 24 years in pastoral roles at congregations ranging from 30 to 1,300 members. She has served as a pastor, co-pastor, interim pastor, temporary supply pastor, associate pastor, interim associate pastor and co-associate pastor for youth.

Krummel has also served as moderator and stated clerk for the Presbytery of East Iowa and as moderator of the General Assembly Nominating Committee. She has taught polity at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and for the Commissioned Ruling Elder training for the Synod of Lincoln Trails. Krummel has also served as the moderator of a General Assembly commissioner committee and as a committee assistant.

A graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Speech/Communications and of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Krummel has also taken courses at the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center. She holds a certificate in executive leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Krummel and her husband have two daughters and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and ballroom dancing.

  1. Observing her during her pastoral ministry years and leadership activity at the presbytery level, Sue will serve as an excellent moderator of our church. Encouraged for years, I am glad to see that Sue has made the commitment to stand for election. Best wishes to you on what hopefully will be another successful ministry in serving our Lord.

    by Rev. Jan Scott

    October 26, 2011

  2. It has been a total pleasure to work with Sue in the Presbytery of Great Rivers. She has assisted our church and Session. I was Associate Stated Clerk and enjoyed the working relationship. As a member of COM I see her energy, intelligence, imagination and love in a very positive way. Sue is also a prime example of a great preacher and I rank her as one of my top five preachers. PCUSA needs her kind of balanced leadership.

    by Rev. Dr. Warren Gene Campbell

    October 15, 2011

  3. Sue Krummel is the most amazing leader I have ever worked with .... she will bring unique and important skills to the position of moderator. The Presbytery of Great Rivers is almost evenly split between liberal and conservative congregations. Sue's nomination was supported 126-7 with folk from all theological stances speaking in favor of her candidacy. We are honored by her service and will be happy to share her with all of the church! Her election will be a great day in the PCUSA. Karen Beshears, Ruling Elder, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, IL; Member, Visioning Council, Presbytery of Great Rivers.

    by Karen Beshears

    October 15, 2011

  4. What an excellent moderator Sue would be. Served with her in the Presbytery of East Iowa years ago. I remember her as smart, well-organized, dedicated to the Presbyterian Church, with a practical yet inspired approach to church life. She always had the ability to find the middle ground in difficult circumstances. She has a great sense of humor which I think is necessary for life today. Sue, I'm in your corner!

    by Rev Susan McKeegan-Guinn (Ret.)

    October 13, 2011