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 43 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

Cynthia Slaughter

Administrative Assistant

Elder David G. Kemp, J.D.

Stated Clerk

Ministries & Committees

Moderator:
Moderator of Palo Duro Presbytery: Elder Pat Osoinach
Vice-Moderator of Palo Duro Presbytery:

Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry
Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Class of 2019: Rev. Janice Six, Phyllis Baum (Moderator)
Class of 2020: Rev. Janell Blair, Dave Kemp, Rev. Howell Martin, James Myers
Class of 2021: SarahLee Morris, Rev. Kati Collins
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter

Congregational Formation Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Class of 2019: Rev. Doug House – Moderator
Class of 2020: Whit Hunt, Peggy Martin, Rev. Don Stribling, Carol McClellan
Class of 2021: Barbara Taylor, Robert Fortney
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

​Resources Ministry
Moderator: Chuck Nester
Class of 2019: Nancy Ruff, Barbara Taylor
Class of 2020: Chuck Nester, Rev. Marie Mickey
Class of 2021: Rev. Bod Field, Dr. Sue Jones, Dean Thompson, Rev. George Records, Bob Covington, Messiah Closed Church Liaison
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Pastoral Relationship’s Ministry
Moderator: Vacant
Vice Moderator: Vacant
Secretary: Gene Deason
Pension Representative: Rev. Chris Turner
Class of 2019: Nancy Ruff, Lee Stribling, Jeff Allen
Class of 2020: Rev. Sam Lanham, Rev. Dana Mayfield. Dr. Sue Lucas, Rev. Chris Turner
Class of 2021: Amy Brainard, Rev. Davis Price, Pat Osoinach, Rev. Randy Branson, Gene Deason
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Preparation Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Cliff Stewart
Class of 2019: Rev. Jerry Koch, Rev. Cliff Stewart, Tim Tam
Class of 2020: Rev. Andy Blair, Kathy Monroe
Class of 2021: Sally Johnson, Rev. Don McDonald, Joy Parsons
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter: Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Nominating & Representation Ministry
Moderator: Dee Rice
Vice Moderator: Vacant
Class of 2019: Doris Jean Foster, Carmen Timora, Anne Dyer
Class of 2020: Robert Fortney, Dee Rice, Ross Clopton
Class of 2021: James Estes, Robert Hayley
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Palo Duro Presbytery Officers
Moderator: Elder Pat Osoinach
Vice Moderator: Vacant

Trustees
Class of 2019: George Nelson
Class of 2020: Gary Terrell
Class of 2021: Carter Schildknect

Council of Ministries
Moderator: Elder Pat Osoinach
Vice Moderator:
Council of Ministries Moderator: Elder Pat Osoinach
Vice Moderator:
Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Congregational Formation Ministry Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Resources Ministry Moderator: Chuck Nester
Pastoral Relationship’s Ministry Moderator: Vacant
Vice Moderator: Vacant
Preparation Ministry Moderator: Rev. Cliff Stewart
Nominating and Representation Ministry Moderator: Dee Rice
Staff: Rev. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Celebration Scholarship Board of Directors and Celebration Scholars

Area 1

Secretary: Vacant (2019) – Scholar Rachel Myers (2020)
Janet (JJ) Cullender (2018) – Scholar Jacob Naron (2018) – Scholar Carley Nestor (2019) Kary Wingo

Area II

Jean Shannon (2019) – Scholar Macy Fangman (2018)
Empress Terrell (2018) – Scholar Lillian Smith (2018) – Scholar Caroline Brennan (2019) Janet Price

Area III

Vice President: Leslie Adkins (2019) – Scholar Abby Lam (2018) – Scholar Ben Lantrip (2020)

Area IV

Scholar Grayson Tirey (2019)
Scholar Kevin Adamson (2018) – Scholar Parker Adamson (2020)

Presbyterian Women

President: Dee Rice (2018) – Scholar Emily Edwards (2019) – Scholar Blake Cumbie (2019) Presbyterian Women: Dee Rice – President

​Permanent Judicial Commission
Class of 2018-2019: Rev. Beverly Cook, Ben Davidson, Barbara Taylor
Class of 2020-2021: Rev. Scott Campbell, John Leonard, Cliff Stewart
Class of 2022-2023: Rev. Andy Blair, Rev. Davis Price, Julie Johnson

Commissioners to General Assembly
Teaching Elder Commissioner: Rev. Carl McCormack Alternate Teaching Elder Commissioner: Rev. Dan Garza
Ruling Elder Commissioner: Dave Kemp Alternate Elder Commissioner: Stacy Yates
Young Adult Advisory Delegate: Ashley Denham Alternate Young Adult Advisory Delegate: Wiley Hawkins

​Synod of the Sun Commissioners
Class of 2019: Rev. Janice Six
Class of 2020: Elder John SoRelle

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