Susan Haynes

III Southern Virginia

As a former mental health professional, I have a thorough understanding of the dynamics of human behavior and competency in interpersonal relationships. I am comfortable one- on-one or in groups. I am able to weigh the facts, feelings and merits of an issue from several different angles. I believe that all occasions of interpersonal conflict and disruption are an invitation from the Holy Spirit to work for reconciliation and to be better formed for God's Kingdom. As a person of deep prayer, I rely on that Spirit to guide and direct deliberations and listenings. As a nonanxious presence, I am grounded in the patience to listen and be deliberate and intentional in taking action, drawing firm boundaries, and expressing compassion. My experience in Diocesan leadership as both a Presbyter and a Bishop has adequately acquainted me with Title IV.