Suzanne Goddard Simmons, Part-Time Regular Chaplain

Suzanne Goddard Simmons grew up in Lakeland, Florida and was raised in the Baptist faith tradition.

She attended Samford University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (’08), and went on to Beeson Divinity School where she received her M. Div (’11).

Following seminary, she served in the local church as a college minister for two years, before she and her husband wed in 2013. She and her husband Jacob worked on a church staff in Chicago, IL in various capacities for several years before moving back to Birmingham in 2015, when Jacob was called to join the staff at Shades Mountain Baptist Church. Suzanne completed her Chaplaincy Residency at UAB Medicine in 2016.

Suzanne is excited for this new opportunity to learn more about pastoral care within the hospital context. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys long conversations, a good laugh and shared meals with those she loves.