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Rev. Dr. Susan Harlow

Interim Pastoral Leader

The Rev. Dr. Susan Harlow (she/her) joined us June 1, 2023 as our Interim Pastor.  Susan is the former pastor at the Peoples Church of Chicago, a multiracial, multi-economic congregation located in the urban neighborhood of Uptown, Chicago, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Susan also served as the executive director of the nonprofit Preston Bradley Center, the Peoples Church’s building built in 1925 that housed a shelter for homeless men, a 6-day a week sit-down free lunch program, visual artists’ studios and art gallery, and a 1200 seat auditorium hosting theater and musical productions as well as community events. 

Susan moved to Detroit in 2020, just as the COVID pandemic caused many of us to stay in place, so she is looking forward to getting to know the city in new ways.  She is married to Bishop Bonnie Perry and they have 2 dogs, Tali, the Australian Shepherd, and 18-year-old, Owen, a long-haired miniature dachshund. She enjoys sea kayaking, gardening, reading, streaming murder mysteries, and exploring the many neighborhoods of Detroit and southeast Michigan.


Phone: 313-403-6291


On January 15, 2023, we celebrated the retirement of Rev. Denise Griebler, who served as pastor of St. Peter's since 2018.


We are currently in the search process for a new long-term pastor. Are you interested in learning more about the search process or do you know someone who might be?

Contact us at



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Kateri Boucher

Ministries Coordinator

Kateri (she/they) joined the St. Peter's community when she moved to Detroit in 2018.

She joined the staff in 2022 as Pastoral Intern and now serves as the Ministries Coordinator. She is in the process of receiving her Masters of Divinity through the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (studying online). Kateri is part of the Queer St. Peter's affinity group, a weekly volunteer at Manna Meal soup kitchen, and a facilitator with the Living Buddha, Living Christ series in collaboration with the Building Beloved Community sangha. 




2023 Vestry Members:

Bob Chapman (Chair)

Cynthia Tobias

Richard Levey

Darrell Walker

Luke Mattson

Rob Luzynski

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