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U.S. Ambassador Susan D. Page to speak at Flossmoor Community Church

Flossmoor, IL – Flossmoor Community Church (FCC) welcomes home The Honorable Susan D. Page, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, on March 16, 2014 in an afternoon of conversation followed by a reception at the church, 2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor. Returning to the U.S. from the Embassy of the United State in Juba, the Ambassador will visit the community of Flossmoor where she was a graduate of School District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School.

A Hospitality Light Lunch is scheduled at 12:15 pm in the church’s Fellowship Hall followed by Conversation at 1 pm in the Sanctuary and a Reception at 2 pm in the Gathering Space. All events are sponsored by the church’s Outreach Board and Growth & Development Committee and are free and open to the public.

About The Honorable Susan D. Page

The 1st U.S. Ambassador to the South Sudan, Ambassador Page was confirmed on October 18, 2011, just 3 months after the African country declared independence from Sudan. From 2002-2005, under the aegis of the State Department, Ms. Page was the legal advisor to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat for Peace in Sudan. During this period, she was an integral member of the IGAD-led mediation process and was instrumental in negotiating and drafting key provisions of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) for the Sudan. Thereafter, Ms. Page served as the Director of the Rule of Law and Prison Advisory Unit at the UN Mission to Sudan, based in Khartoum, where she provided legal and constitutional advice to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative to the Sudan on the Implementation of the CPA. From 2008-2010, Ambassador Page served as Regional Director for Southern and East Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Ms. Page received an A.B. in English with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She was awarded Certificates of Merit and Distinction from St. Andrews University in Scotland and received a Rotary International post-graduate fellowship where she conducted research on children and women’s rights in Nepal. Prior to her appointment in the South Sudan, Ms. Page worked as legal advisor and political officer at U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya; Gaborone, Botswana; and Kigali, Rwanda.

About Flossmoor Community Church

Located at the intersection of Hutchison Road and Carroll Parkway, FCC is an interdenominational congregation that gathers members and friends from dozens of Christian backgrounds and traditions. The church embraces interfaith relationships and activities. With the belief that Christ is Central and Diversity is Cherished, the church hopes that individuals will grow deep by cultivating the roots of faith and branch out from FCC to share the fruits of faith with a world crying out for good news. 

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