Pastors and Staff
Pastor Steve, a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky, has been an active member of the Charleston Atlantic Presbytery since 1982. While serving the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, he was recalled to active duty as a Navy Chaplain in 1988. After a brief assignment at the Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, Pastor Steve served the crew of the guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto CG-56 during Desert Shield/Storm. He was installed as pastor of Sea Island during the summer of 1991 while the congregation worshiped at the nearby Lady’s Island Elementary School. Since moving to the present campus, the congregation has continued to grow and flourish. Pastor Steve and his wife Kay have four children and seven grandchildren.
Minister of Music
Andrew Byrd has served as the Minister of Music and Organist at Sea Island since September 2018. A South Carolina native, Andrew attended high school at the Charleston County School of the Arts, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Music from Appalachian State University, where he studied organ and harpsichord under Dr. Joby Bell. He is also a Neighborhood Coordinator with the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery, working on increasing cooperation and visibility among the PC(USA) churches of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Hampton, and Orangeburg Counties. Andrew lives on Lady’s Island with his cat, Kiki.
Director, Sea Island Presbyterian Day School
In 1999, Kathy joined the church staff to begin the Day School. A graduate of Michigan State University and Lesley University, Kathy holds both an International Business degree and a Masters of Education in Curriculum Development. Kathy is dedicated to educating God’s “lil people”. She is mother to four grown children, all graduates of Clemson University, Go Tigers, and is “Gigi” to one granddaughter. She and her husband, Brian, retired USMC/Town Attorney for Hilton Head reside in Bluffton and enjoy traveling the world in their off-time.
Trish has been Sea Island’s Business Manager since 2002. She has two Labrador Retriever “fur children” named Paddler and Stormy. Trish enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and spending time in the outdoors.