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 40 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. Dr. Scott Campbell

Executive Presbyter

Elder David G. Kemp, J.D.

Stated Clerk

Ministries & Committees

Palo Duro Presbytery Officers
Moderator: Elder Gene Deason
Vice Moderator: Rev. Janell Blair

Trustees
Class of 2022: Ben Davidson
Class of 2023: Gary Terrell
Class of 2024: In Process

Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry
Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Class of 2022: Stacy Clopton Yates, Rev. Dr. Cliff Stewart, Phyllis Baum
Class of 2023: Willie Brewer, Sherie Aldredge, Steve Chambers
Class of 2024: CCE SarahLee Morris, Rev. Kati Collins
Auxillary: Kristen Bridwell, James Myers
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter, Moderator Gene Deason

​Resources Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Vice-Moderator: Rev. Robert Field
Class of 2022: Rev. Doug House, Allyn Arnold
Class of 2023: Rev. George Records, Rev. Marie Mickey, Kaci Jones
Class of 2024: Rev. Bob Field, Dean Thompson, Doug Bell
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Gene Deason

Committee on Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Joe Gambill
Vice Moderator: Rev. Dana Mayfield
Secretary: Rev. Don Stribling
Board of Pensions Representative: Rev. Don Stribling
Class of 2022: Jeff Allen, Lee Stribling, Doug Tanner, Joseph Gambill, Don Stribling, Carol McClellan
Class of 2023: Rev. Dana Mayfield, Elder Dee Rice, Elder Bill Core, Rev. Robert Fortney
Class of 2024: Elder Mitchell Davenport, Elder Jennifer Denham
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Elder Gene Deason

Preparation Ministry
Moderator: Elder Nancy Hutchinson
Class of 2022: Tim Tam, Nancy Hutchinson, Nancy Diggs
Class of 2023: Rev. Dr. Janice Six, Rev. Kyle Segars, Shon Williams
Class of 2024: Sally Osoinach, Rev. Robin Gantz, Anna Mae Fischli
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter: Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Elder Gene Deason

Nominating & Representation Ministry
Moderator: Rev. Kathy Monroe
Class of 2022: Doris Jean Foster, Carmen Timora, John Leonard
Class of 2023: Ross Clopton, Whit Hunt, Pastor Kathy Monroe
Class of 2024: Rev. Dr. Cliff Stewart, Pat Osoinach
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk, Moderator Gene Deason

Council of Ministries
Moderator: Gene Deason
Presbytery’s Common Life Ministry Moderator: Phyllis Baum
Representative At-Large: Rev. Marie Mickey
Representative: Vice-Moderator: Rev. Janell Blair
Resources Ministry Moderator: Rev. Doug House
Committee on Ministry Moderator: Pastor Joseph Gambill
Preparation Ministry Moderator: Nancy Hutchinson
Nominating and Representation Ministry Moderator: Commissioned Pastor Kathy Monroe
Staff: The Rev. Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Presbyter; Dave Kemp, Stated Clerk

Celebration Scholarship Board of Directors and Celebration Scholars

Area 1

Cindy Williams (2022)
Rev. Janell Blair (2023)
Traci Prather (2024)

Area II

Barbara Ballew (2022)
Melinda Alexander (2024)

Area III

Mona Statser (2022)
Liz Read (2023)

Area IV

David Baum, Director (2023)
Rev. Chris Turner (2024)

 

Scholars:

2023 – Sloan Williams; Bruce Myers; Baraka Kanayo; Sawyer Landry;
Jace Belk
2024 – Rachel White
2025 – Andrew Brokovich; Evely Ludington; Camden Williamson; Preston Williamson
2026 – Jacob Pate, Zuzu Shelton, Addee Williams

 

​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. Becky Fox
Ruling Elder Commissioner: Bill Core
Young Adult Advisory Delegate: Susannah “Zuzu” Shelton

​Synod of the Sun Commissioners

Class of 2022: Ben Davidson (filling expired term)
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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