The Rev. Suse McBay was born in Oxford, England and is married to Stephen McBay, who grew up in Sugar Land. After studying as an undergraduate for an MA in Theology from the University of Oxford, she worked for a year at St. George’s Church in Leeds, and then trained and worked as a high school teacher of Religious Education at Immanuel College, Bradford. Before coming to St. Martin’s, Suse completed a Diploma in Theology for Ministry at St. John’s College, Nottingham and also began working on a PhD with the University of Chester looking at the language of cosmic catastrophe in Mark 13:24-25 and related Jewish apocalyptic literature. In addition to her studies and church placements, she served on the committee of AWESOME, a UK-based network of evangelical Anglican ordained women and assisted the Diocese of Nottingham with their sports outreach programs.
As part of her responsibilities at St. Martin’s, Suse assists the Rev. Mary Wilson in Pastoral Care and is the primary clergy person for a number of the prayer ministries, including the Order of St. Luke and the monthly healing service.