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Meet The Team


Ms. Chandler Stapleton


Chandler is a graduate of Southern Miss. and Indiana University in Bassoon Performance. She has a long history of playing piano for the Church throughout her life. Chandler joined the SFPC team as Pianist in 2015.


Ms. Laura Roberts

Preschool Director

 I have had the privilege of being the Spanish Fort Presbyterian Preschool Director for the past 8 years! I am passionate about Early Childhood Education, and along with an excellent staff we are making a positive difference in the lives of young children everyday! I am married to my husband Lou and we enjoy spending time with our 3 children and 4 grandchildren! 

This Year's Session

Presbyterian Churches are ruled by teaching elders (minister) and ruling elders. Each year, a new group of ruling elders is elected by the congregation to serve on the Session. These faithful leaders, along with the Pastor of the church, discern how to respond to God's call in this day and age. Our elders govern the life of the church, actively work as servant leaders among the congregation to inspire spiritual growth and faithful stewardship.


Each elder serves on one of four standing Ministry Teams:  Fellowship, Nurture, Outreach, and Resources


Contact information for our Ruling Elders can be found using the church's RealmConnect App on your mobile phone.

Class of 2024

Addy Halley (Fellowship)

Donna Misra (Outreach)

Charles Parris (Outreach)

Class of 2025

Catherine Halley (Outreach)

Karen M. Kennedy (Nurture)

Mike Nikolakis (Nurture)

Class of 2026

Susan Sander (Resources)

Beth Geiger (Nurture)

Jim McIlwaine (Fellowship)


It's the tradition of our church to elect the outgoing class of elders to serve as the Trustees for the current calendar year.

Current Trustees are: 

Joe Davis

Don Smith


Rev. Van Edington

Interim Pastor

"I am ordained into the Presbyterian Church, USA and have served the church faithfully for decades. I am a trained and experienced interim preacher and feel a deep sense of honor and privilege to help this congregation on the road to welcoming and loving their new pastor."


Dr. Barbara Hudson

Director of Music

Dr. Barbara Hudson is a singer, choral director, and music educator with over thirty years of experience in working with voices, both in church, collegiate, and community choirs as well as private instruction.  With degrees in Choral Music Education. Church Music, and Vocal Pedagogy, Dr.Hudson loves to help others use their gifts to glorify God  and lead in worship.  She is also a certified teacher of The Alexander Technique.

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