Susan Webb is a Certified Lay Servant in the Methodist church, and currently attends First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, FL. Before retiring in 2016, she held a faculty position in the Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida where her work involved insect vectors of plant viruses affecting vegetable crops. Susan led Disciple Bible study at her former church, where she also taught adult and children’s Sunday School classes. In 2018, she facilitated the 28-week study, Companions in Christ, a ministry of the Upper Room, and, in 2020-2021, a 34-week Disciple Bible Study (Disciple Online) through BeADisciple. Altogether, Susan has taken at least 20 classes with BeADisciple over the past 10 years, including completion of the Spiritual Formation Certificate.
In 2017, Susan moved from the country to Gainesville. Yet, she still enjoys the nearby natural wetlands, where she (and her cat) can watch the birds, squirrels, deer, raccoons, and occasional turkey from her screened-in patio. She loves audiobooks, early morning walks, and keeping in touch with her many siblings across the country. Currently, her passions include spiritual formation and supporting transformational approaches to Bible study at her church. Susan holds a BS (Biology) from Rutgers University and a PhD in Entomology and Plant Pathology from Cornell, where she encountered the fantastic diversity of insects in God’s creation.