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2016 SOAP APCE Officers

DebbiefoSTER  President

Rev. Debbie Foster

Associate Presbytery Pastor/Associate Stated Clerk

Foothills Presbytery

2242 Woodruff Road

Simpsonville, SC  29681

office 864-288-5774

Debbie finds great joy serving as the Interim Associate Pastor and Associate

Stated clerk for Foothills Presbytery. In addition, she serves as Parish Associate

at Central Presbyterian in Anderson SC, and Lead Consultant/Coach with Ministry

Architects. Her passion is in challenging people to discover their strengths and

how to align those strengths with their call, and stage in life. Since 1986, Debbie

has served in a variety of ministries in the PCUSA. She is a graduate of

Presbyterian College (Religion/Christian Education). She also completed her MA in Christian Education and her MDiv from Erskine Theological Seminary. She lives in Anderson, SC with her husband, Traverse, their son Stone and their Springer Spaniel Floyd. Son Scofield and his wife Lauren live in Mauldin SC and daughter Janie is a senior at USC in Columbia SC.


 edey  Vice President ~ Edye Willimson Bender


Edye is a graduate of PSCE and has worked in educational ministry at churches in NC, GA, and SC since 1992. Her current position is part-time program director at Faith Presbyterian, which started as a new church development in 2007. Beginning a Christian Education program “from scratch” has been a joy and a challenge at Faith. She has also written curriculum for We Believe, Feasting on the Word, and Grace & Gratitude. She lives in Indian Land, SC with her husband, David, their 13 yr old twins, James & Caroline, and a goofy dog named Charley.





Alesia Jones

Director of Children’s Ministry

First Presbyterian Church

189 Church St.

Marietta, GA 30060

770-427-0293 x249

770-427-0293 ext 249 (church)

678-727-6357 (cell)

Alesia likes to say she was born into the Presbyterian Church. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, she spent most of her childhood in Florida and was active in the church throughout her youth. After graduating from the UGA School of  Social Work, she worked in that field for a short time before becoming a full-time parent and part-time volunteer in children’s and youth ministry. Alesia taught at a church kindergarten for 11 years and subsequently joined the staff of First Presbyterian Marietta in 1999. As Director of Children’s Ministry, she is dedicated to supporting children and their families on their spiritual journeys. One of her greatest joys is seeing kids get excited about doing mission. When she’s not at FPC Marietta, Alesia enjoys spending time with her grandsons, tending her little part of God’s green earth, and kayaking with her husband.

Debbie Wendell   Treasurer

Debby Wendell –


Shores Presbyterian Church

Home Address: 3023 Bispham Road Sarasota, FL 34231

Cell: 941-780-5857

Debby Wendell is the Adventure Camp Coordinator at Pine Shores. She grew up as the daughter of a military/pastor.  She attended college in Canada and finished her graduate work at Columbia and Princeton.  She has a true passion for children and demonstrates that through teaching, coordinating camps, and representing them in court as a Guardian Ad Litem.  She is thankful for the time and space that Pine Shores allows for the children to have a safe, fun, enriching place to be when school is not in session.


bec davis  Past President

Rebecca L. Davis

Presbyterian College

Assistant Professor of Religion and Christian Education

503 S. Broad Street     (work) 310 E Florida Street    (Home Address)

Clinton, SC  29325     (both)

Cell     704-641-7431 (yes for text)

Facebook: Bec Davis

Twitter:  @davis.bex

Instagram: davisbex

allisonEx Officio,


Allison Kelly


South Aiken Presbyterian Church

Director of Children and Families

1711 Whiskey Road

Aiken, SC 29803

Work   803-648-9574 x  105 ( most reliable during normal hours)

Cell     803-648-9574 (if not available at work, cell is perfectly

fine too & text)



(I will see the messages more immediately)

Facebook: Allison Kelly

Twitter  :  #askinaiken


me  Social Media and Communications,

Amanda Rowe – Social Media and Communications

Director of Student Ministries

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church

1225 Piper Boulevard

Naples, FL 34110

597-5410 x. 311