PRESBYTERY

of South Alabama

1211 Main St., Daphne, AL 36526   †   Phone: 251-626-1915   Fax: 251-626-9049  Transformed lives.

Ecclesial Division & Committees

The Ecclesial aspect of the presbytery structure deals with:  daily aspects of running the Presbytery of South Alabama by overseeing the staff and budget process and planning presbytery meetings, providing communication as well as nominations for divisions and committees. In addition, the Visioning Committee provides evaluation and prayerfully discerns where God is directing the work of the Presbytery.


The Administrative Division is responsible for matters relating to Personnel, Budget and Finance, Property and the Meetings of Presbytery.

  • Rev. Keith Cardwell, Swift Presbyterian, Foley - Chairperson
  • Mark Clodfelter, Trinity Presbyterian – Presbytery Treasurer
  • Ann McLeod, Cottage Hill Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Judy Persons, Spanish Fort Presbyterian – PW Moderator
  • Ron Seery, Green Hill Presbyterian, Enterprise
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
BUDGET AD HOC COMMITTEE

The Budget Ad Hoc prepares the budget for review before presenting it to the Administration Committee and Presbytery for approval. 

  • Rev. Keith Cardwell, Swift Presbyterian, Foley - Chairperson
  • Joseph Davis, Spanish Fort Presbyterian - Presbytery Treasurer
  • Rev. Matt McCollum, Trinity Presbyterian, Foley
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Personnel has responsibility for: 
Oversight of all paid employees of the presbytery including the hiring process; making annual salary and employee benefit evaluations and recommendations to the presbytery as part of the budgeting process; maintaining appropriate personnel policies for all paid employees and supervising the work of the Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk. The Personnel Committee reviews the Presbytery personnel annually. 

  • Rev. Keith Cardwell, Swift Presbyterian, Foley - Chairperson
  • Rev. Matt McCollum, Trinity Presbyterian, Foley
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
WORSHIP PLANNING TEAM

The Worship Planning Team plans each Presbytery meeting which includes arranging for speakers, deciding on themes and recruiting small group leaders. 

  • Kim Vanbrimmer, Orange Beach
  • Chris Peters, Trinity, Fairhope
  • Anna Fulmer, Spring Hill, Mobile
  • Al Thompson, Stated Clerk, ex officio

The Coordinating Division is responsible for providing communication, coordination, and overseeing nomination and representation matters in the Presbytery.

  • Nancy Flynn, First Presbyterian, Foley
  • Jack Kimsey, First Presbyterian, Foley
  • Connie McClelland, Cottage Hill Presbyterian, Mobile
  • David Smith, Central Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Rev. Blair Beaver, First Presbyterian, Bay Minette, Chairperson
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
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The Visioning Division is responsible for continued visioning and recommending priorities for the Presbytery, New Church Development research and proposals, Church Transformation Leadership Training and the Evaluation of new proposals for Mission Teams and their missions and the evaluation of existing ministries and mission.

  • Rev. Buz Wilcoxon, Spring Hill Presbyterian, Mobile - Chairperson
  • Kim Vanbrimmer, Orange Beach Presbyterian, Orange Beach
  • Rev. Matt McCollum, Trinity Presbyterian, Fairhope
  • Rev. Karen Bullock, Central Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Rev. Joseph Johnson, Evergreen Presbyterian, Dothan
  • Lacie Maynard, First Presbyterian, Foley
  • Philip Melton, Swift Presbyterian, Foley
  • Lauren Peters, UKIRK
  • Rev. Al Thompson, (ex officio), Stated Clerk
  • Jenny Chapman, Resource and Education Associate
MISSIONAL GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE 2017

"God has greatly blessed us and we are called to be a blessing to others. We have been sent out into the world to love, care and serve others in Christ's name and to share with them the good news of the gospel. The Presbytery of South Alabama has been given the opportunity to encourage and support efforts of our congregations to become more mission-shaped and mission-minded by offering grant money to seed purposeful mission activities.  These monies are to be used specifically in mission activities or projects outside and beyond the church walls."

  • Laura Anderson, Providence Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Mary Clark, Providence Presbyterian, Mobile - Chairperson
  • Stuart Clark, Cottage Hill Presbyterian, Mobile
  • Larry Engel, First Presbyterian, Foley
  • Rev. Joseph Johnson, Evergreen Presbyterian, Dothan
  • Carol Turner, Spanish Fort Presbyterian
  • Rev. Julian Walthall, Honorably Retired
Click to Download the Missional Grant PDF
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