Our Pastor

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Pastor Susan Dorward began her service at Brookdale Reformed Church in July 2014.  Prior to being called to Brookdale Reformed Church, Susan has served for the past 6 years as the Chaplain at Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat in Wyckoff, NJ. ECCR is a residential organization that provides 24/7 care to approx. 120 people with developmental disabilities.  Susan will continue to serve both the Brookdale congregation and ECCR’s residents, families, and staff.

Susan’s passion for ministry and mission has led her here to us.  “I have a passion to let people know that God loves all people. God wants people to turn to Him and have a relationship with Him no matter how far a person has wandered from Him.  God’s love is so strong that God sent His son as a gift so that we will have eternal life.

Susan is enthusiastic about serving with the congregation and anticipates wonderful things happening within us and around us as we proclaim the Gospel in all we say and do.  She is joy-filled to be a part of such a welcoming and warm church family.

Susan has been married to her husband Jim for 24 years.  They have two daughters Samantha and Brianna.  Susan completed her studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 2007 and went on to train in Specialized Ministry in 2008.