First Presbyterian Church Mission Statement
Our mission purpose is to put faith into action through mission education, community outreach and personal and financial support both at home and abroad
Everyone is welcome to attend our services
Rev. Susan Mattinson
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES START AT 11 a.m
Did You Know…..
Rev. Susan Mattinson was born in Springhill, N.S. and raised in the Annapolis Valley, N.S. She majored in English: Creative
Writing and minored in Philosophy, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. Susan went on to earn her Masters of Divinity and Diploma in Prison Ministry from Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, N.S., as well as her Diploma in Presbyterian Denominational Studies from the Vancouver School of Theology in Vancouver, B.C. She was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church in Canada in Hunter River Presbyterian Church, Hunter River, PEI on July 14, 2013. First Presbyterian Church is Susan’s first, full-time, pastoral ministry position and she began ministry there on Sept. 1, 2013. She feels blessed to have a congregation full of so many wonderful and caring people!
Susan is also the creator of the comic strip “Pastor Shep” (www.pastorshep.ca), which appears regularly in the Presbyterian Record magazine, as well as The Link Magazine, and has been translated into German by the website “Livenet – Das Webportal von Schweizer Christen”. “Pastor Shep” has been used in church bulletins and newsletters as far away as Mauritius, where it has been translated into French.
When she’s not involved in ministry-related activities, Susan enjoys visiting friends; playing music; reading good books; and participating in martial arts, weight training, and various other physical activities. She is deeply grateful for the love and support of her husband, Colin Rackham, and the company of their wired-haired dachshund, Watson and their cat, Tucker.