The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Deacons are elected because they are persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment.

-from The Book of Order G-2.02

The deacons who serve at Sea Island are available to everyone. Every person in our congregation is assigned a deacon. The people that a deacon is responsible for make up their Network of Care. A deacon communicates with their Network of Care throughout the year with phone calls, notes, and face to face conversations. If you ever need to reach a deacon, please feel free to use the button below. If you want to know who your deacon is, please look below to see which Network of Care includes your last name.

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Julie Murphy’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Adams and Brace.

Shay Dineen’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Brooks and Cuppia.

Jo Beaver’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Curtis and Dykeman.

Debbie Mitchell’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Edmunds and Gentry.

Richard Ethier’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Gibson and Hibbett.

Jessie Chapman’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Hilfer and Keitt.

Greg Jester’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Keller and McCarty.

Teresa Partin’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
McDougald and Netherton.

Billy Seckinger’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Newman and Pugh.

Cassandra Menning’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between Pyle and Snow.

John Payne’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
Sooy and Van Etten.

Nancy Pratt’s Network of Care includes families whose last name falls between  
van Vulpen and Yovic.