PASTORS & STAFF
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.
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.
Associate 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.
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.
Originally from the upstate, Sara attended the University of Georgia followed by serving in 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.
Liz is originally from Westminster where she grew up on a small family farm. She married Rob, her high school sweetheart, and they have three children. She loves to garden, and go camping with her family.
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.
Music Ministry Coordinator
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.
Youth Ministry 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.
Elementary Ministry Coordinator
Sam is originally from a small town in Virginia. She is married to Peter Shaner, who works for RUF at Clemson. They love taking their dog, Minnie, on lots of walks and doing any outdoor activity. Sam is excited to do life with the kids and families at Clemson Pres and in the community.
Meet the 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, Tom Campbell
Meet the DEACONS.
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
Emeritus Deacons: A. Grover, D. Wolthuis