We are the Light on the Ridge proclaiming the love of Jesus in thought, word, and deed

Susan D. Lear

Contact Director of Music and Youth

Susan serves as Director of Music and Youth for St. Matthew’s congregation. Susan oversees all music ministries which include serving as parish organist, directing the adult, children, and youth choirs and coordinating a summer music program called JaMM (Jesus and Musical Me) Camp. Susan also coordinates all activities with youth including LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship) and confirmation ministry. Susan assists in creating the worship services for St. Matthew’s congregation.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, organ major and voice minor, from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Susan has taught elementary music in the Central Bucks School District and has also taught piano, organ, and voice lessons. Susan served as organist and choir director for several other Lutheran congregations before coming to St. Matthew’s and supplied in many churches throughout the Bucks and Montgomery County areas.

Susan has served St. Matthew’s congregation in part time music ministry since 1982; full time in music and youth ministry since 1996. Susan is a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s. Susan and husband Scott have three children and eight grandchildren.