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.



“WOW!!! Susan was incredible! This was the first time (in 16 years) that we had a STANDING OVATION after the speaker. Susan was extremely easy to work with, giving her time for interviews and doing all those things that help our cause in our community. Susan – You were everything this event/cause needed and more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” 

–Jennifer Lambert, Development Officer, High Point Regional Health Foundation, NC


“We have heard nothing but great remarks on Susan’s presentation. We include a survey at the end of our program, many wrote ‘Best Speaker ever for Pink Picnic.’ Susan did an awesome job! Thanks so much for working with us on this special event for Central Georgia area!”

–Beth Jones, Director of Community Education and Services, Community Health Works, Macon, GA


“Susan hit it out of the ballpark. I’ve had more comments about Susan than any other speaker I’ve had in all of the Expo’s I’ve done, and that’s quite a few! She was uplifting, very funny, well-rounded, inspirational–the whole package. I’d book her again in a heartbeat.”

–Mikey Hoeven, former First Lady of North Dakota, Mikey Hoeven’s Women’s Health Summit, Bismarck, ND



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.

September 19, 2018 I Yale Divinity School

Guest preaching at Yale Divinity School Chapel.

September 20, 2018 I Rutgers University

Laugh in Peace Comedy Show

September 23-25, 2018 I Wisconsin

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

September 29, 2018 I Waxahachie, TX

Keynote Speaker at the Waxahachie Chautauqua. 

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

January 11-14, 2019 I St. George, Utah

Two workshops at Red Mountain Resort.

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

Laugh Your Way to Grace at Wilson Memorial Union Church

May 21, 2019 I Northfield, IL

Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour at Temple Jeremiah.

July 28-August 2, 2019 I Chautauqua, NY

Chaplin and featured preacher at the Chautauqua Institution

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