Pastors for NC Children is a nonpartisan, faith-based ministry that strives to lift up and engage the voices of North Carolinians of diverse theological, geographical, and eccumenical faith traditions in the work of justice for public schools. We are led by an Executive Director and Board of Directors, along with an Advisory Committee who serve to ensure we are listening to and representing stakeholders from across NC.
We welcome invitations for speaking engagements, workshops, Bible study groups, small groups, retreats, and worship leadership including preaching. We are able to present about the state of public education in NC and what we can all do about it, or engage questions around living out our faith on a daily basis, changing systems that cause harm, and how we can make a difference in our world. Please let us know how we might be helpful to your congregation or community group by emailing PastorsForNCchildren@gmail.com.
The Rev. Suzanne Parker Miller
Suzanne is a Moravian minister who lives in Raleigh with her spouse and two elementary-aged children. She grew up in Winston-Salem, NC where her mom was a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School teacher. Suzanne graduating from Meredith College in Public History. She attended Duke Divinity School and graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA, with her Masters of Divinity Degree.
Prior to children, Suzanne served Moravian, United Methodist and Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations. She attends Common Threads Church in Raleigh, NC and is involved in ONE Wake. She serves as PTA Vice President of Advocacy in her children’s Wake County Public School and coordinates “Take Our Elected Official To School Day” each year. She also serves as the Parent Representative on the School Improvement Team. She founded NC Families For School Testing Reform in 2018 and now serves as an advisor.
Suzanne began participating in the Moral Monday protests in 2013 at the NC Legislature. After her son entered Kindergarten in 2017 she got involved in education advocacy more actively. Suzanne earned a Certificate in Justice Ministry Education through Auburn Seminary in 2019 with the Moravian Online Cohort. Her research about public school justice and advocacy served as the foundation for Pastors for NC Children. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys Board Games, especially Settlers of Catan.
Email me: PastorsForNCChildren@gmail.com
Call me: 919-346-61194