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Ted and Sue Wright
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The Wrights ended their service with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on October 31, 2009. They are available to speak as their schedule permits. Email them to extend an invitation to speak with your congregation or organization.
Ted and Sue Wright were appointed in July 2005 to serve as regional liaisons for east and central Africa with special attention to Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Angola. They will help connect PC(USA) churches and middle governing bodies with partner churches and institutions in the area and will support other PC(USA) mission personnel in the area. Their programmatic focus is on the Evangelism and Church Growth Program in Southern Africa, which is supported by WMD’s Office of International Evangelism and the Outreach Foundation.
Until his appointment as a mission co-worker, Ted had been the pastor and head of staff of the Langhorne Presbyterian Church in suburban Philadelphia for 22 years. “Though our church had a partnership with a congregation in Zimbabwe,” writes Ted, “neither Sue nor I had seriously considered serving overseas.”
Then they came to know Bob and Bobbi Snyder, PC(USA) mission workers in southern Africa. After learning of the Snyders’ intent to retire, the Wrights went on a mission trip sponsored by the Outreach Foundation. After that trip they felt clearly that God was calling them to serve in Africa.
Most recently, Susan, a licensed social worker, has been self-employed as a clinical therapist and social worker for children and adults, including family and marital counseling. She facilitated a divorce group at a local Presbyterian church and, most recently, was a therapist for children in foster care.
Ted has an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and a B.A. in philosophy and religion from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Sue holds a master’s degree in clinical social work from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Sue is a member of Langhorne Presbyterian Church in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Ted is a minister member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia.
The Wrights are the parents of two adult children, Bethany and David.
Susan - August 26
Ted: October 14