Bryn Mawr: 1977-1996
Within a year of working at the Presbyterian Children’s Village, Suzanne became the Assistant Director, a job with major responsibilities that also come with on-campus housing and board for the family. Suzanne reflected on her time at PCV:
After several months at PCV, I became the Assistant Director. We moved onto the thirty two acre campus in Rosemont, and remained there for twenty years.
During those years each of our children completed high school and college. Clyde worked in media ministry and then served a number of churches in the area.
I found the work at Presbyterian Children’s Village compelling and demanding. During the two decades that I was there, the agency grew from a small children’s home to a full featured mental health residential treatment center for adolescents. We also developed a therapeutic foster care program and various community outreach programs.
I was fortunate to be in a position that demanded professional and political skills, creativity, and leadership. It fulfilled my vocational goals far more than I ever could have imagined..
Unfortunately, I was forced by physical illness to ‘retire’ before the work was complete and before I was ready to do so.