Pastors & Staff

"Devote yourselves completely to the Lord..."

Rev.  Dr. Robert Bayley

Interim Head of Staff

Plans worship services, in collaboration with the music staff and the  Associate Pastor, preaching most Sundays. He officiates baptisms, weddings and funerals when requested.  He guides the staff in all their efforts for the congregation and he moderates the Session.

Rev. Dr. Gary Smith

Parish Associate

Performs various pastoral duties, helping with preaching, leading worship, teaching, and visitation as needed. Director of Go and Serve Ministries.

Ann Benson

Visitation Minister

 Ann has served as Visitation Minister for many years, working alongside the pastors to connect with those in need of a caring touch.  Her responsibilities  include the caregiving realm, assisting the pastor with Deacon ministries, coordinating with families for memorial services, and more.

Sue McCaffray

Director of Christian Education

Teaches, provides resources, and coordinates planning for adult classes, while coordinating with youth and children's directors to plan overall educational programs at SACPC.

Jen Phelps

Director of Youth Ministries

Plans and implements programs and activities for our middle and high school youth to help them develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, their church and their community.

Gail Richardson

Preschool Director

Creates and oversee a physically and emotionally safe, healthy environment for children, teachers, and parents to learn and grow as they navigate the preschool years.  Hires and retains a qualified preschool staff.

Cindy Litzinger

Director of Music

Oversees music programs and music implementation in worship at  SACPC.  Works with children in vocal choirs, instrumental groups and various musical productions.  In addition to working with the children, she directs our adult handbell group.

Bryan Hughes

Choir Director

Responsible for the adult choir.

Sara Bryant

Organist

Works collaboratively with the pastor and Director of Music and music staff, serving as the organist/pianist for the traditional worship services.

Jim Fox

Production Coordinator

Manages all production aspects of worship services, including live streaming, in collaboration with the worship and music leaders.

Elizabeth Gray

Kindermusik Teacher

Responsible for Kindermusik classes.

Catheryn Thomas

Executive Administrator

Handles much of the “behind-the-scenes” work for staff. She updates and manages all of the policies and protocols for staff, assists the Head of Staff with Session requests, and collaborates with other staff members in both big-picture and detailed planning.

Susan Dykes

Financial Administrator

Oversees all financial matters of the church, from processing giving, payroll, and invoices, to assisting the staff and Session with budgets.

Jeff Sulick

Facilities Manager

Manages and maintains the church, its systems, cleaning and set-ups for events. Coordinates contracted work and landscaping of the building and grounds and oversee the safety and security of the church. Also works with church members to help keep our church grounds looking great.

Emily Donovan

Communications Director

Responsible for digital communications, keeping the congregation and community engaged and informed via website, app, social media, newsletters, and other media outlets.

Zac Phelps

College Intern

Assists Youth Director with all Youth group activities. Also works with Director of Web Development and Production with website and mobile app maintenance, ProPresenter slide creation and implementation, videography and audio capture/editing.

Gayle Bell

Front Desk

Yard work, paper shredder, front desk greeter, mailing of memorial/in honor of cards, filing of accounts payable documents, ordering of coffee supplies and office supplies, care team assignment mailings.

Libby White

Front Desk

Front desk greeter, mailing to homebound members, paperwork for baptisms, weddings and funerals, worship attendance and other database entries.