Welcome

Welcome to the best part of Texas. Palo Duro Presbytery, a presbytery of the Synod of the Sun, spanning a 72-county region of northwest Texas including the south plains, rolling plains and panhandle.

Currently, there are 41 congregations within the bounds of the presbytery. Amarillo, Lubbock, Wichita Falls and Abilene are the largest cities in this geographic area and form the anchors of the four areas into which the presbytery is divided.

In our neighborhood, it is perfectly okay to greet others with a smile and “Howdy.” It is acceptable to issue an invitation with “Ya’ll come!” And, it is fine to pull off the road to admire the views. After all, you can see a long distance in this part of Texas.

Our Staff

Rev. Scott Campbell

Executive Presbyter

Elder David G. Kemp, J.D.

Stated Clerk

Cynthia Slaughter

Administrative Assistant

Ministries & Committees

Palo Duro Presbytery Officers
Moderator: Ms. Dee Rice
Vice Moderator: Rev. Doug House

Trustees
Class of 2021: Carter Schildknect
Class of 2022: Ben Davidson
Class of 2023: Gary Terrell

Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry
Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Class of 2021: SarahLee Morris, Rev. Kati Collins
Class of 2022: Stacy Clopton Yates, Rev. Cliff Stewart, Phyllis Baum
Class of 2023: Willie Brewer, Sherie Aldredge, Steve Chambers
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter, Moderator Dee Rice

​Resources Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Vice-Moderator: Rev. Robert Field
Class of 2021: Rev. Bod Field, Dr. Sue Jones, Dean Thompson,
Class of 2022: Rev. Doug House, Allyn Arnold
Class of 2023: Rev. George Records, Rev. Marie Mickey, Kaci Jones, Landon Landry
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Dee Rice

Committee on Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Joe Gambill
Vice Moderator: Pat Osoinach
Secretary: Gene Deason
Board of Pensions Representative: Rev. Chris Turner
Class of 2021: Amy Brainard, Rev. Davis Price, Pat Osoinach, Gene Deason, Barbara Taylor
Class of 2022: Jeff Allen, Lee Stribling, Doug Tanner, Joseph Gambill, Don Stribling, Carol McClellan
Class of 2023: Rev. Dana Mayfield, Dee Rice, Bill Core
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Dee Rice

Preparation Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Janice Six
Class of 2021: Sally Osoinach, Rev. Don McDonald, Joy Parsons
Class of 2022: Tim Tam, Nancy Hutchinson, Nancy Diggs
Class of 2023: Rev. Janice Six, Rev. Georgia King
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter: Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Dee Rice

Nominating & Representation Ministry
Moderator: Commissioned Pastor Kathy Monroe
Class of 2021: Rev. Cliff Stewart, Pat Osoinach
Class of 2022: Doris Jean Foster, Carmen Timora, John Leonard
Class of 2023: Ross Clopton, Whit Hunt, Pastor Kathy Monroe
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Dee Rice

Council of Ministries
Moderator: Ms. Dee Rice  Vice-Moderator: Rev. Douglas House
Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Resources Ministry Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Committee on Ministry Moderator: Pastor Joseph Gambill, Vice Moderator: Barbara Taylor
Preparation Ministry Moderator: Rev. Janice Six
Nominating and Representation Ministry Moderator: Commissioned Pastor Kathy Monroe
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Celebration Scholarship Board of Directors and Celebration Scholars

Area 1

Janet (JJ) Cullender (2021)
Cindy Williams (2022)
Rev. Janell Blair (2023)

Area II

Empress Terrell (2021)
Barbara Ballew (2022)

Area III

Mona Statser (2022)
Liz Read (2023)

Area IV

David Baum, Director

 

Scholars:

2021 – Juliet Owuor
2022 – Julia Hayley; Kelton King; Kameryn Mathis
2023 – Sloan Williams; Bruce Myers; Baraka Kanayo; Sawyer Landry;
Jace Belk, Rachel White
2025 – Andrew Brokovich; Evely Ludington; Camden Williamson; Preston Williamson

 

​Permanent Judicial Commission
Class of 2022-2023: Rev. Andy Blair, Rev. Davis Price, Julie Johnson
Class of 2024-2025: Dorothy Hulsey, Leslie Adkins, Valerie Deason
Class of 2026-2027: Sue Lucas, Rev. Chris Turner, Rev. Robert Field

Commissioners to General Assembly
Teaching Elder Commissioner: Rev. Janice Six
Alternate Teaching Elder: Rev. George Records
Ruling Elder Commissioner: Karen Copple
Alternate Elder Commissioner: Dean Thompson
Young Adult Advisory Delegate: Parker Adamson
Alternate Young Adult Advisory Delegate: Juliet Ouwer

​Synod of the Sun Commissioners

Class of 2022: Rev. Janice Six
Class of 2023: Commissioned Pastor Nancy Ruff

Presbytery Liaison to the Board of Trustees of the
Presbyterian Home for Children in Amarillo
Ross Clopton

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