Temporary Supply Pastor
“I’m looking forward to living and working with you all as we glorify our Lord and continue in the ministries as the Holy Spirit guides us. My life scripture is one we should all claim: Philippians 1:6 – And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
The Rev. Dr. Patricia Sue Cashion (Pastor Susie) was born and reared in Amarillo, Texas. Her family of origin: John Clifford and Mary Jane Cashion, parents, Betty Jane Cashion Davis, sister, and Clifford Lester Cashion, are all deceased. The larger family (aunts, uncles and cousins) was ecumenical in nature with over 15 descendants serving in various ministry capacities and differing denominations. This exposure and acceptance led to Dr. Cashion’s emphasis on the post-denominational church during her doctoral work.
Eventually her call led to service in a community church with approximately half Roman Catholic and other denominations, including Methodist, Episcopal, Anglican, Congregational, and, others with no prior affiliation. She has performed weddings and baptisms at the direction of Wale’s Anglican Bishop and Florida’s Catholic Bishop with full acceptance of those rites.
Her education included a BA in Art, cum laude, from Mercer University, an MDiv and DMin from Columbia Theological Seminary. Other educational courses include Clinical Pastoral Care and Grande Rounds, both to better counsel those in spiritual situations. She is credentialed by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery, officially Honorably Retired serving in short-term capacities (preaching, teaching, officiating).
Having served churches in Atlanta, GA; Fremont, OH; Lawton, OK; Crystal Beach, FL; and Hilton Head Island, SC, she has also represented the United States at the World Council of Churches, Conference on Health and Healing for the World Today as presenter, panel participant and Eucharistic liturgist; represented the Christian community in the official observation of the Hong Kong transfer of power from Britain to the Chinese government; and other denominational capacities as requested throughout a 23-year full-time career. She enjoyed teaching at the University of the Ozarks as adjunct professor of New Testament and chaplain.
Pastor Susie moved to the Charleston area at retirement to be near family. She has two grown daughters and four grandsons. She enjoys reading, patio gardening, sewing and cooking.