Meet the Pastor

Pastor Susan Dollinger

Pastor Susan has been the intern and then the associate pastor at the Zion Lutheran church in Camas before coming to Bethany in February 2022.

Pastor has two daughters and one son; two of which are in college (Belle and Jayden) and Shaylin, a sophomore at Columbia River High School in Vancouver who plays soccer. They have been to our soccer fields many times, and she is perfectly comfortable with the Vancouver commute. Pastor’s husband is Patrick Murphy, an associate music professor at the University of Portland as Director of Bands and director of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony. The couple met in Pullman in the marching band—during those years that included the Apple Cup’s great snowstorm when the Cougars won! Pastor is an artist and a very friendly creative person with a warm heart that the love of the Lord shines through.

Hello Bethany!

Holy and Gracious God,

We give you thanks for this day.  Help us grow and serve together through grace and mercy and love. Amen.

In kindness,
Pastor Susan


2900 Parkview Drive, Longview WA 98632

Office: 360-577-8240