Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Bio

The North Georgia Conference is pleased to introduce our episcopal leader, Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson. She began service in North Georgia on September 1, 2016.

Lake Wales, Florida

January 14, 1962

Husband is the Rev. Allen Johnson and daughter Samantha

Education and Honors
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
J.D., University of Florida College of Law
Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Associate pastor, First United Methodist Church, Lakeland, FL
Pastor, Hillsborough United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL
Lead pastor, First United Methodist Church, Cape Coral
Lead pastor, First United Methodist Church, Ocala, FL

Leadership and Membership 
Clark Atlanta University, Board of Trustees
Emory University, Board of Trustees
Gammon Theological Seminary, Board of Trustees
LaGrange College, Board of Trustees
Oxford College, Board of Trustees
Paine College, Board of Trustees
Reinhardt University, Board of Trustees
Wesleyan College, Board of Trustees
Young Harris College, Board of Trustees
United Methodist Children’s Home, Board of Trustees
Georgia United Methodist Foundation, Board of Trustees
Glisson Camp and Retreat Center, Board of Trustees
Wesley Woods Senior Living, Board of Trustees
Methodist Foundation for Retired Ministers, Board of Trustees
First-elected clergy delegate, Florida Annual Conference 2015
Florida’s clergy delegation leader for General Conference 2016
Chair of the Order of Elders, Florida Annual Conference, six years
Florida Conference Strategic Leadership Team and the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits
Chaired, Florida Conference Standing Rules Committee and the Resolutions Committee
Member, Florida Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, nine years
Helped shape the development of the Florida Conference Center for Clergy Excellence
Represented the quadrennial United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference three times and General Conference in 2008 and 2012
Chairperson, Judicial Administration Legislative Committee, 2012 General Conference
Chair of the Alumni Board of Candler School of Theology at Emory University
Board of Trustees of Bethune Cookman University

Bishop Haupert-Johnson was a federal law clerk and a litigator with the Tampa law firm of Carlton, Fields before she answered her call to ministry.

Contact Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson
Office of the Bishop
North Georgia Conference
United Methodist Center
1700 Century Circle NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345