Patty Young, President, an Anderson native with interests in life-long learning and community service, has been a Registered Nurse for over forty years, the last twenty as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a love for music and its healing effects and has been a part of several choral groups.
|Steven Morgan, Vice President, is a retired minister in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church with degrees from Wofford College, Duke Divinity School, and Candler School of Theology of Emory University. His most recent appointment was twelve years at Saint Mark UMC in Seneca. He is active in venues of interfaith and interracial dialogue.|
|John Lassiter, Secretary, is Professor of History and a member of the Honors Faculty at Anderson University. He has served on the AFPT board since 2006.|
|Polly Richardson, Treasurer, is currently a partner with the CPA Firm of Cox, Cauley & Richardson. Polly is a past President and Board member of the Anderson County Arts Council, past Finance committee Chair and Treasurer of her church. She is also a watercolor artist and native of Anderson, SC.|
|Stuart Sprague, Curriculum Chair, is a medical educator at AnMed Health and an Emeritus Professor at Anderson University. He has served two terms on the ASTL Board. He believes it is critical that progressive voices in religion and theology be heard in our community.|
|Brian Callihan is an AFTP Board member (since 1992) and is a native of Anderson, SC. Brian loves history, theology, music and art. He currently works at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Peter Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in Religion at Clemson University. He is convinced the world religious traditions share more in common than sources such as the media and others regularly report.
|Doug Davison retired from Anderson University after thirty-three years, almost equally divided between teaching English and providing computer and audiovisual support to the faculty. He continues to enjoy applying his computer skills, reading good literature and spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Debbie Foster, a PCUSA Minister, has lived in Anderson, S.C., for 30 years. She is married to Traverse and they have two sons, a daughter, a granddaughter and a Springer Spaniel named Floyd.
|Betty Gable, Emeritus|
|Rob Gentry is a studio artisan with close to 35 years of professional pottery experience. He has had a lifelong interest in theology and finds the questions raised by the AFTP approach to religious education a much needed and welcomed breath of fresh air for the area as we engage in this journey together.|
|Em Holman, Emeritus
|Sarah Jones, Emeritus|
|Diane B. Lee is currently a new member of the AFTP board, President-elect of GAMAC (Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium), Producer of Anderson’s “Shakespeare in the Park” and a Director at Electric City Playhouse. A retired theatre teacher/director, she has served as the Arts Coordinator for Greenville County Schools and as the Executive Director of the Anderson Arts Center.|
|Steven Morgan is a retired minister in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church with degrees from Wofford College, Duke Divinity School, and Candler School of Theology of Emory University. His most recent appointment was twelve years at Saint Mark UMC in Seneca. He is active in venues of interfaith and interracial dialogue.|
|Ada Moorhead, Emeritus|
|Molly Moorhead is an Upper Elementary Montessori Guide in Simpsonville, S.C., as well as a Montessori Teacher Educator for The Center for Guided Montessori Studies, a teacher certification program out of Sarasota, Florida. Molly presents regularly at conferences for educators and has worked in schools in SC, NC and MD.|
|Joey Oppermann is an AFTP member and lawyer in Anderson, S.C.|
|Bitsy Pickens is a native Andersonian and second generation AFTP board member.|
|Tom Richie is a retired Presbyterian minister, has lived in Anderson for 35 years, and has served on numerous boards and committees for community service organizations. An ASTL board member for 30 years and its immediate past president for the past six years, he believes that ASTL provides essential theological discourse for the Anderson community.|
|Clinky Seabrook, Emeritus|
|Ellen Sechrest is an ordained Baptist minister, having served on the church staff at Boulevard Baptist Church for 23 years.|
|Rosalyn Silverstein has been an AFTP Board member for over 20 years and also serves on the Anderson Library Board member. She is a musician, a member of Temple B’Nai Israel, and a terrific bridge player.|
|Caroline Tolbert lived in Anderson until 1954 when she married Lt. James R. Tolbert. As an Army wife, she moved 29 times over 30 years until Col. Tolbert retired and they moved to their home in Anderson in 1983. AFTP has been an opportunity to reframe her theology and continues to provide enriching experiences.|
|Tommy Watson is an Associate Professor of Music (Voice) at Anderson University, has been involved with the AFTP for nearly five years and joined the Board one year ago.|
|Jerry Welch is a retired Baptist Minister and Marriage and Family Therapist (for 40 years) and a member of the AFTP Board of Directors.|
|George West has served AFTP since 2001 and is retired from AnMed Health of Anderson, S.C. as the Director of Pastoral Care Services and ACPE Supervisor. George currently is an adjunct professor for Patient Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.|