of South Alabama

1211 Main St., Daphne, AL 36526

Phone: 251-626-1915

Hours: Tues-Thurs ~ 9am - 3pm

Transformed lives

Missional Division & Committees

The Missional Division works to ensure the gifts and resources and members of the Presbytery of South Alabama are responding to God’s grace through a variety of missions in order to fulfill the Presbytery's vision statement "Trusting in God's unmerited grace and love in Jesus Christ, together we are called to equip, sent out to serve in the world, expecting the Kingdom of God."

The Guatemala Mission Partnership oversees our partnership with Chisec Presbytery in Guatemala and the work teams which are sent to Guatemala each year.

  • Margaret Davis, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope, Moderator
  • Stephen Davis, Trinity Presbyterian Fairhope, Co-Moderator
  • Matt McCollum, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope
  • Chris Peters, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope
  • Rev. Cary Speaker, (ex officio), Interim Regional Presbyter

Members of the Hispanic Ministry Division & Committees are:

  • Armando Guevera - Hispanic Ministry, Foley

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, to support the mission of the church worldwide, to work for justice and peace, and to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God's kingdom.

The world is always changing, the church changes, we change.
Christ is always the same.

  • Moderator: Bligh Jones
  • Vice-Moderator for Spiritual Growth: Mary Jane Skinner
  • Vice-Moderator for Missions: Kim Vanbrimmer
  • Recording Secretary: Susan Tomlinson
  • Yearbook Editor: Donna Misra
  • Treasurer: Mary Jenkins
  • Historian: Barbara McCommons
  • Cluster Leader Group I: Dee Koza
  • Cluster Leader Group II: Deborah Jernigan
  • Cluster Leader Group III: Charlotte Crockett
  • Search Committee I: vacant
  • Search Committee II: Thelma Jaye
  • Search Committee II: Vacant
  • Search Committee III: Holly Carrigan
  • Search Committee III: vacant
  • Horizons Representative: Pam Christakos

The Disaster Response Commission oversees, recommends and plans for the Presbytery’s response to disasters here and beyond the bounds of the Presbytery. It can raise money and spend money under its control and inform the Presbytery of its actions at its next meeting.

  • Dick Allen, First Presbyterian, Gulf Shores
  • Rev. Karen Bullock, Central Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Rev. Chris Peters, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
  • Rev. Cary Speaker, (ex officio), Interim Regional Presbyter

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People is a ministry that affirms God’s concern for humankind.  We are Presbyterians and ecumenical partners dissatisfied with poverty and oppression, united in faith and action through sharing, confronting, and enabling by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice. SDOP Core Strategies:

  •   Promote Justice
  •   Build stronger communities
  •   Seek economic equity
  • Knox Boteler – Central Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Ruth Collins, Memorial Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Leevones Fisher, Lutheran
  • Maretta Golston, Memorial Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Brandee King, Hillsdale, Mobile
  • Cynthia Love, Hillsdale, Mobile
  • George Phillips, Spring Hill, Mobile
  • Christiane South, Providence Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Rev. Bob Stauffacher, Hillsdale, Mobile, Chairperson
  • Salome Wiley, Independent

For more information on Self Development of the People, please visit the Presbyterian Mission's SDOP page at:

This weekend event for adults provides a spiritual growth experience for members of our churches that invigorates those who attend and as a result, invigorates their churches.  It is governed by its own council which consists of pastors and lay leaders from our churches.

January 2017 – December 2019

  • Debbie Layton - First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, FL
  • Dan McCleave - Central Presbyterian Church
  • Innes Hardy - First Presbyterian Church, May Minette, AL
  • Jody Beth Melton - Swift Presbyterian Church

Ex Officio Members of Council

  • Lynne Hardy, Registrar
  • Joyce Dyas, Treasurer

The Academy for Equipping the Saints oversees and expands our excellent Academy which equips people to be outstanding teachers and leaders with adults and youth.

  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex-officio) - Stated Clerk
  • Debbie Schmidt, Swift Presbyterian, Foley
  • Carol Smith, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope
  • Susan Tomlinson, Spring Hill Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Cindy Wilson, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope Chairperson
  • Jenny Chapman, Presbytery of South Alabama

This team plans and oversees the major aspects of youth ministry in the Presbytery of South Alabama: the Presbytery-wide Youth Gatherings.

Presbytery -Wide Youth Gatherings  provide an opportunity for all youth in our presbytery to connect by gathering for fellowship, fun, study, worship and/or service opportunities.