Meet An Associate: Susan Miller

For Susan, there was something very natural about becoming a Notre Dame Associate. It grew from a desire to enhance her faith life that began when she was a student at Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago. That desire ultimately took her to volunteer for "Service in the City," a program run by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur where volunteers were immersed in the Sisters' ministries in Chicago.

After leaving an executive position at a prominent bank, Susan was searching for a new and meaningful way to use her gifts while nourishing her faith life. Ultimately, the clue was Loyola University's Institute of Pastoral Studies where she earned a Masters of Divinity degree and met Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Joyce Hoben.

Sister Joyce, who is a canon lawyer, suggested Susan volunteer as Liaison of the Field Delegate Program for the Metropolitan Tribunal where women and men petition to be reconciled with the Church after a civil divorce. Susan's volunteerism soon turned into a second career that she continues 11 years later as a tribunal auditor.  "This is my pastoral mission and I am rewarded by seeing the goodness of God each day." Susan retired from this position in March 2019.