It’s no secret that laughter heals. But many of us have missed that memo. While life may try and beat it out of us, it’s never too late to reclaim our joy! Join the tens of thousands of people I have helped to overcome adversity, embrace change, reduce stress, build relationships and inspire hope by harnessing the power of humor.



Laugh Your Way to Grace: The Power of Humor in Life, Work and the Spiritual Path

Laughter is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools we have in this life. It can reduce stress, improve health, build relationships, foster forgiveness, awaken our spiritual connections and inspire hope.

As a minister, comedian and cancer survivor, I’ve learned this firsthand. This keynote is for anyone who wants to lighten their perspective, focus their energies and tap the power of their innate sense of joy.

A Joy-FULL Weekend!

Susan offers a weekend of laughter, learning, and joy, appropriate for congregations, retreats, and fundraisers. The weekend includes a “Laugh Your Way to Grace” comedy show, a workshop on humor and healing and a joyful sermon or inspirational message.

The Road Never Traveled

After a complete career U-turn from lawyer to minister and comedian, including a two year trip around the world, I learned a thing or two about risk and reinvention. Specifically targeted at those facing life transitions, The Road Never Traveled tells my story and offers entertaining, yet concrete tools that will help you take risks, face your fears and find your own path of self-discovery. Featured by Canyon Ranch.

Laugh in Peace Tour

Join me, Rabbi Bob Alper and Muslim Comic Aman Ali for a fun-filled evening of interfaith comedy. You will think, laugh and leave with a little different view of the world. Clients include the World Bank, the Clinton Presidential Center and Habitat for Humanity.

Ministry and Humor: A Serious Combo

Discover how humor empowers ministry, preaching, theological reflection, as well as pastoral care and self-care. Featured by Union Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School, it is available to clergy and lay people alike. Download the workshop resources.

Clients Include:

January 17-20, 2018 I Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

Two evening workshops at Canyon Ranch, Berkshires.

Feb. 24-25, 2018 | Salisbury, NC

Lewis Preaching Series, First Presbyterian Church

March 20, 2018 I Murfreesboro, NC

Comedy shows at Chowan University.

April 7, 2018 I Manchester, VT

The Laugh in Peace Tour at the Israel Congregation of Manchester raising funds for the Puerto Rican Relief Fund.

April 8, 2018 I East Dorset, VT

Guest Preaching at the United Church of East Dorset and Rupert

April 14, 2018 I Manhasset, New York

Congregational retreat on “Laughter as Prayer”  Congregational Church of Manhasset

June 25, 2018 I Durham, NC

The Laugh in Peace Tour

July 10, 2018 I Avalon, NJ

Avalon, New Jersey Chautauqua Series

July 15, 2018 I Martha's Vineyard

Featured preacher at Union Chapel, Martha’s Vineyard

August 1-4, 2018 I Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA

Two evening workshops at Canyon Ranch, Berkshires.

August 10-12 I Denver, CO

HOLD for “Release the Vision 2018”

September 23-25, 2018 I Wisconsin

Workshops with the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, Evangelical Lutheran Church.

October 22-26, 2018 I Black Mountain, NC

Featured preacher for Chautauqua comes to Christmont.

November 11-13, 2018 I Toronto, Canada

Preaching and speaking at the Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship

March 2-3, 2019 I Greenville, NC

Humor and healing weekend at Oakmont Baptist Church

MARCH 30-31, 2019 I Jefferson, GA

Comedy show and sermon at First First Baptist Church Jefferson

April 12, 2019 I Springfield, IL

HOLD for breast cancer keynote

May 4, 2019 I Watchung, NJ

HOLD for Laugh Your Way to Grace at Wilson Memorial Union Church

August 18-24, 2019 I Dubois, Wyoming

Workshop on humor and ministry. Ring Lake Ranch, Wyoming.

National Speakers Association

Rev It Up! on YouTube

Order an Autographed Copy of Laugh Your Way to Grace