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Dr. Andrew Headden has served as Pastor at Federated Church since 1997. He held previous pastoral positions at York United Methodist Nursing Home in York, PA, Paxton Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg, PA, Craiglockhart Parish Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, and North Parish Church in Motherwell, Scotland. Andrew earned his B.A. in Religious Studies from Stirling University and his B.D. in Systematic Theology from Edinburgh University, Scotland, before going on to receive his D. Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Andrew’s ecumenical approach to his faith led him to join the St. Meinrad’s Archabbey in Indiana, in 2009, as a Benedictine Oblate. He is passionate in his work to lead his congregation on its continuing faith journey, both spiritually and intellectually. His leadership has helped inspire relationships and collaborations with other faith communities.
In addition to Andrew’s work at Federated Church, he has also served as a soccer coach and participated in numerous charitable and local organizations. Andrew is married to Natalie, a life-long educator, and has six splendid children and five lovely grandchildren.
Susan Taseff came to Federated Church in April of 2007, with a desire to do more than just be a member of this church. With head pastor Andrew’s blessing, she entered the Pacific School of Religion Seminary, graduating three years later. After being ordained in September, Susan became the Assistant Pastor and has held that position up to this date. Along with this position she oversees the Deacons program, chairs the Stewardship team, the Visiting team and the Health Ministry team. One of her passions is liturgical design, which she also oversees for both Sanctuaries.
Susan has been on the Federated staff since 2010 and serves in a non-stipendiary capacity.
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