Staff & Leadership

Our staff works to serve and care for the congregation within Clemson Presbyterian as well as our community. We are happy to help you however we can. For ministries not listed, contact our church office at or 864.654.4772.

  • steve dickey


    Steve grew up in Great Falls, S.C. He received a B.A. from Wofford College and a M.Div. from Columbia Biblical Seminary in Columbia, S.C. He is a life long South Carolinian and has been in the ministry for over thirty years. Steve and his wife Phyllis have 2 children, Ashley and Stephen, Jr., one son-in-law, Andrew who is married to Ashley, one daughter-in-law, Kirstie who is married to Stephen, Jr., and seven grandchildren, Abigail, Elijah, Emma, Drew, Cameron, Jack, and Claire.

  • matthew icard

    pastor of youth & families

    Matthew loves sharing the redemptive work of God with others. He also loves all things related to the outdoors. As a result, Matthew was actively involved in Christian camp ministry both during and after college. Following his work in camp ministry, Matthew attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC and graduated in 2012. Matthew and his wonderful wife, Rachel, met in seminary. In April 2012, Matthew accepted the call to become the Assistant Pastor of Youth and Families.

  • paula miles

    Women's ministry coordinator

    Paula is wife to Kevin and mother of Wimberly, Janie, Clary, and Judy. She is from Anderson and attended Clemson University. Paula was a full time homemaker and public school teacher before coming on staff in 2014. Studying and teaching God’s Word is her passion, as well as encouraging women to understand their unique design and fulfill their individual callings. She is a conference speaker and, also, serves on the national women’s ministry team for the PCA as a women’s ministry trainer.

  • laurie Parsons

    music director

    Laurie Parsons studied music education at Furman University where she met her husband, Derek, CPC’s pianist. Laurie began her career teaching band and chorus in the public schools, but scaled back to a part-time role in church music as her family expanded. Now a soccer mom to three sons, Laurie currently leads the adult choir, youth ensemble, and worship teams. She also performs with the Anderson Chamber Orchestra and teaches horn at Southern Wesleyan University.

  • Molly Snipes

    children's director

    Originally from Orlando, Molly now lives in the Clemson area with her husband and three young children. Molly has been on staff with the Nursery Ministry since 2011 where she loves to come alongside parents in the discipling of their children. In her free time, Molly enjoys learning the guitar.

  • sara dixon

    communications coordinator

    Originally from Seneca, Sara attended University of Georgia. She served at churches in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina before returning to Clemson. She loves graphic design and communications. Her hobbies include art, lake days, and cheering on Georgia football and Kentucky basketball.

  • Bailie RABON

    Youth director

    Growing up in South Georgia, Bailie comes to Clemson Pres after being graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in marketing. She looks forward to investing in the youth. Bailie enjoys baking, coffee shops, and antiquing.

  • ruthann crane

    Administrative assistant to the senior pastor

    Ruthann grew up and lived in the metro Atlanta area before moving to Clemson with her family six years ago. She is a mother of two sons: Ray, a Freshman at Clemson, and Ben, a sophomore in high school. Ruthann loves being involved with the Women’s Ministry at CPC and serving on the Women's Ministry Team.

Ruling elders

The elders of the church are primarily responsible for the spiritual care of the members and the encouragement of their continued growth in grace and ministry to others

Elder Emeritus: Lew Jordan, Jim Mahony


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The deacons of the church are primarily responsible for mercy ministry and cultivating generosity among the members in service to others in the church and community.

Emeritus Deacons: A. Grover, D. Wolthuis

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