175 Makers of History: Susan T. Henry-Crowe

Susan T. Henry-Crowe 76T
First Female President of the United Methodist Church's Judicial Council

Susan Henry-Crowe

Susan T. Henry-Crowe has been dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at Emory since 1991. She has focused on fostering interreligious dialogue, coordinating the work of more than two dozen student religious groups of all the world's major faiths.

Elected in 1992 to her first eight-year term on the Judicial Council, the denomination's "supreme court," she was elected to a second term in 2004 and became the president of the Council in 2008.

In 2000, the United Methodist Foundation for Christian Higher Education named her Chaplain of the Year. She used the $5,000 award to help fund the University's Journeys of Reconciliation program, which takes Emory officials, students, and faculty to troubled world regions to learn more about the roots of conflict and the possibilities of peace.