The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: Florida Conference, United Methodist Church


Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson has served as the North Central District Superintendent of The Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church since July 2013.  A Florida native, she is a graduate of The University of Florida (B.S. in Business Administration), The University of Florida College of Law (J.D.), and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M.Div.).  She was a federal law clerk and a litigator with the Tampa law firm of Carlton, Fields before she answered her call to ministry.  After graduating summa cum laude from Candler, she was ordained a deacon in the Florida Annual Conference in 1996 and an elder in 1998. Subsequently she served pastoral appointments as an associate pastor at 4,500 member First UMC, Lakeland; as pastor of a 300-member suburban church, Hillsborough UMC, Tampa; and as a lead pastor of two large-membership churches, First UMC, Cape Coral, and First UMC, Ocala.

As district superintendent, Sue oversees 83 churches in north central Florida, a diverse area of very large and very small churches, urban, suburban, and rural churches, African-American, Haitian, and Hispanic churches, a Native American ministry, a large camp and retreat center, and a vibrant campus ministry.  She is the "missional strategist" for this region, equipping and resourcing churches for ministry and helping them work together to reach their mission fields for Jesus Christ.

A leader in the Annual Conference, Sue served for six years as the Chair of the Order of Elders, calling elders to accountability and seeking to deepen the covenant between clergy. She chaired the Conference Standing Rules Committee and the Resolutions Committee. She served on the Board of Ordained Ministry and helped shape the development of the Center for Clergy Excellence.  She has represented the Florida Conference at the quadrennial United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference three times and the United Methodist General Conference in 2008 and 2012.  She also was chairperson of the Judicial Administration Legislative Committee at the 2012 General Conference.

Sue is married to Rev. Allen Johnson, who serves at First UMC, Ocala.  They have a daughter, Samantha, who is 13.  Sue enjoys NCAA football and basketball, all things Broadway, reading, movies, yoga, and running.


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson

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Waiting in Lag Time

Tuesday November 25, 2014
As be begin the season of Advent and a new church year, the Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson encourages us to reflect on God's coming in this in-between time, and to wait actively as people with a role in God's bigger story of redemption.

God Has Left the Building

Tuesday November 18, 2014
In her sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson explores Ezekiel to find the powerful image of God as shepherd, who goes out to seek the lost, bind the injured, and strengthen the weak.

Articles by The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson

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NEWS: Sue Haupert-Johnson to preach on Day 1

Tuesday October 28, 2014
The Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson, district superintendent of the North Central District of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, is the featured preacher Nov. 23 and Nov. 30 on Day 1 with host Peter Wallace.