In the Spotlight:

The local chapter of the Self Development of People Committee enters into partnerships with community groups of low-income people that want to change their lives and communities. You can find out more about funding opportunities from SDOP and more on our Grants and Scholarships page.

Usual Meeting Time:

The committee usually meets on the second Monday of each month at 6pm.


Makes decisions on validating and funding proposals in accordance with the criteria and guidelines of the National Committee on Self-Development of People to empower poor, oppressed and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice. Members are Presbyterian and non-Presbyterian and are chosen based on interest in program and commitment to consistent work during the funding cycle (not selected by Nominating Committee). Minimum of five members. Meets second Monday of the month at the Presbytery office.


Moderator: The Rev. Francis Miller
The Rev. Dennis Zimmerman
Vikki Kelley
Leslie Myrick
Minerva Perez-Vargas
Ethel Keith
Pat Norton
Cindy Dugan
LaShawna Adams-Mitchell