Director of Adult Education and Resident Theologian
SueJeanne (she/her/hers) is a second-generation Korean American, raised in the Presbyterian church in the Philadelphia area, and educated and working on the East Coast before moving out to Southern California three years ago. She is a writer and teacher in Christian theology and ethics, with particular interests in race, gender and sexuality, and secularism. SueJeanne obtained a BA in English Literature at Swarthmore College, a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Theology from Duke Divinity School. She is married to Mike Parsons, an associate professor of developmental and cell biology at UC Irvine. Their two children are active in St. Mark’s children’s programs.
In her moments of free time, SueJeanne enjoys exploring the area, finding the next bingeworthy streaming series, on a quest for good pizza, and tries to revisit old pastimes, like tennis and the violin.