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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.

Vice President

Courtney Kraus 

Director Middle School Ministries

Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church

302 Hibben Street

Mt. Pleasant SC 29464


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.


Zeta Hastings

Director of Youth Ministries

Lake Murray Presbyterian Church

2721 Dutch Fork Road

Chapin, South Carolina 29036

Allison Kelly


South Aiken Presbyterian Church

Director of Children’s Ministry

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church

3501 W San Jose St.

Tampa, FL 33629

Work   813-253-6047( 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