Susan Freudenthal

911 Cincinnati Ave, El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: 914-478-7586 (home) 917-805-6621 (cell)

Email: susan @ (remove spaces around the "@")

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  • I am a detailed oriented person with strengths in oratory, writing, and program development. I enjoy developing and implementing projects with others.

Employment History

  • 1997-2019: Director of Ethics and Religious Education at three congregations

    • 2004-2019: Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces. (203 members, 45 children)

    • 2003-2004: Unitarian Church in Summit NJ. (450 members, 216 children)

    • 2000-2003: First Unitarian Society of Westchester. (170 members, 70 children)

    • In these congregations, my responsibilities have included:

      • management of weekly ethics and values (including human sexuality and relationship skills) educational programs

      • recruitment and training of volunteer teaching staff

      • development, evaluation and selection of curriculum

      • writing of newsletter columns and promotional materials

      • planning and leading adult ethics classes

      • liaison to Board of Trustees, social justice, and other committees

      • design and leadership of multi-generational programs

      • training of volunteer teachers of human sexuality and relationship skills programs for incarcerated teens

  • 2000-2003: Site Coordinator, Heartsong Incorporated. Heartsong is a non-profit organization providing art and music therapy to 250 children with disabilities at no cost on Saturdays. This program is staffed by 85 volunteers and 23 professional therapists. My principal role is to manage the apparent chaos in a manner that assures effective care to the children and their families. In addition, my work has included:

    • recruiting and selecting volunteers.

    • organization and facilitation of weekly staff meetings.

    • acting as conduit and connector among families who require advocacy or assistance.

    • design of and advocacy for safety policies that reduce risk of sexual abuse.

    • maintaining records for therapists and volunteers.

  • 1999: Program Leader, Unirondack Summer Camp and Conference Center. Developed and led inter-generational Unitarian Universalist identity workshops.

Synopsis of Education and Professional Training

Since 1993 I have attended numerous professional development programs for my career in congregational leadership. A more detailed description and additional details of my training can be found at

  • Brooklyn College. B.A. in Literature, 1979

  • Sexuality Education

    • Course on training others to teach the "Our Whole Lives"(OWL) teen human sexuality curriculum. Presented by Planned Parenthood, New York

    • Leadership training for the OWL program. Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Audited Psychology of Human Sexuality, University of Texas El Paso, 2006

  • Leadership Skills

    • Attended, and later, lead, numerous professional training programs in group facilitation skills,communication, pastoral care, ethics for children/youth, program administration and multicultural education and training of community leaders

  • Teaching

    • Professional training to teach others volunteer recruitment and management,youth advising,youth mentoring and workshop facilitation

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Community Involvement & Volunteer Leadership

  • 2006-present J. Paul Taylor Juvenile Detention Facility (Las Cruces, NM): Sexuality and relationship skills educator.

  • 1990-1992: Public School District 26 (Queens NY): Community School Board Liaison.

  • 1990-1992: PTA, PS 205 (Queens NY): President.

Professional Affiliation

  • Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA).

    • Liaison to the denomination's annual program fund

    • Member of nominating committee

    • Chapter President (N.Y. Metro District) 2003-2004

Additional Resources


  • Please send me email for a list of references.