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.

  • Bryan Counts

    senior pastor

    Originally from Greenville, Bryan graduated from Covenant College and then received his MDIV from Covenant Seminary before heading to Colorado Springs to serve at Village Seven Church. Bryan and his wife, Erika, have four children,  Garrison, Daniel, Caroline, and JB.  Bryan and Erika are looking forward to leveraging their gifts at Clemson Pres for God's glory. 

    Meet the Counts Family

  • 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. Laurie currently leads the adult choir, youth ensemble, and worship teams. She performs with the GAMAC Orchestra, and Easley Community Band, and teaches horn at Southern Wesleyan University.

  • 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. 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 and Ben. 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


    Greg and his wife Heather are blessed to have and raise three young men (Griffin, Gavin, and Brooks). Greg is an associate professor at Clemson University in Packaging Science. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, and watching any sport his sons play. 

  • doug bull

    When I was 25, a friend invited me to a bible study and I started reading the book of Romans. One morning as I read, I realized that I was in real trouble with God because of the way I had been living my life. I asked Jesus if he would take over my life and forgive me, and He changed my life forever. 

    My wife Sherri and I have 4 grown children (all married) and 1 grandson. I retired from the business world last year, and we are hoping to spend the next chapters of our lives serving in God’s kingdom-work as He directs. He continues to fill our lives with meaning and purpose.

  • bill caldwell

    Bill retired to Seneca after a 34-year career in environmental and manufacturing engineering. He and his wife Connie grew up in Columbus, Ohio and have two grown children and seven living grandchildren. Son Jim is a pilot in the U.S. Navy, and daughter Katie homeschools four kids in Bluffton, SC. Bill enjoys singing in the choir, landscaping at church and home, waterskiing, and preparing returns during income tax season.

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  • bill fisk

    Bill Fisk is a retired Clemson University Teacher Educator and department chair, having previously taught at the University of Texas at Tyler and before that been a school psychologist and first grade teacher. He is married to Deby Fisk and they have 3 married sons and 5 grandchildren. Bill likes to fish and play basketball.

  • mike haas

    I was raised in a Christian family but did not commit to Christ until, through the help of friends and coworkers, asked Jesus to move from my head to my heart when I was 22. I, through God's grace, grew and was ordained as an elder in 1981. Since then I have been an Elder in two other PCA churches in Germany and Virginia. Ginger and I have been married since 1973, and have two children, Catherine and Thomas. Catherine is married, lives in Indiana, and has 5 children (6 to 16). Thomas is single, lives with us, and has no children. I am a Consulting Engineer with the Aerospace Corporation and work very limited hours. I enjoy reading, golf, and, when the grandkids are here, the lake.

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  • kevin miles

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  • chris peters

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    Rob is the husband to Tonya and dad to Mary Elizabeth and Katherine and two other children now with the Lord: Austin and Grace. He is a 1993 Clemson grad and his work background includes stints in a local church, campus ministry, higher ed development, and the nonprofits Compassion International and the Chalmers Center. His hobbies include reading, spending time with family, follower of sports (especially baseball), hiking, biking and tennis. Mostly, though, he is a broken and deeply flawed guy who walks with a serious limp because of deep sorrow and pain. He loves walking with others that feel similar and seeing Jesus in the midst of it all.

  • Jacob repokis

    While I grew up going to church periodically and thought of myself as a "christian", it wasn't until 2010 that God brought me from death to life and I came to understand what it meant to have a saving relationship with Jesus.

    My Wife (Chelsey) and I have been married for 13 years and we have three children: Eli (6), Malachi (2) and Syrena (6 months). We are grateful to the Body for coming alongside us!

  • conrad shuler

    Conrad is married to Susan and they have three children, six grandchildren, and one more on the way. He is a physician with Seneca Medical Associates. Conrad and Susan live on a “minifarm” and when he is away from the office he very much enjoys working on the land.

  • carson snipes

    Even though Carson was born and raised in Orlando he headed north to get to the true South and attended Clemson. He has worked in the Greenville area as a packaging engineer. As a husband and father of three Carson is continually blessed to live life together with Molly, Miles, JES, and Elsie. When time allows Carson can be found outside jogging or enjoying nature in a variety of different ways.

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  • doug Wilson

    I was born into a “churched” family but I don’t remember ever hearing the gospel. My Father’s job moved us multiple times. After college, marriage, the birth of two daughters, many moves and churches later, I had begun to see that I was missing something in my life. I began to realize that my testimony was not one of a real relationship with Jesus Christ. After finally understanding that I had been depending solely on my hard work to be successful and live the “American Dream,” sensing that my life was still empty, and that only Christ could fill that emptiness, I asked him to take over my life. 

         I am now retired and looking forward to how God will allow me to serve. 

  • rob vaughn

    Rob has been married 38 years to his wonderful wife, Alice.  They have five children and 12 grandkids so far.  Rob works as a physician's assistant in the ER. He likes the outdoors and spending time with Alice.


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

not pictured: Joel Ward

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