Staff

 

Rev. Timothy Scoonover

Pastor and Head of Staff

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Timothy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. He received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he was awarded as the Walters Preaching Scholar. Timothy has served as Middle School Youth Director at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, and most recently he served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions at First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville, Georgia. Timothy married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, and they have two sons, Cooper and Micah. 

 

david baruch

Director of Spiritual Formation

David grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He attended Liberty University and majored in Biblical Studies with an effective minor in Biblical Hebrew. He went on to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity and was two courses shy of completion of his Masters of Theology. David was named a Byington Scholar along the way.

David is married to Lyndsay, who also holds her Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell. The two met in seminary, with Lyndsay having grown up in St. Louis, Missouri. Most recently, David was one of the primary counselors at a home for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with a number of Presbyterian adult discipleship, college, and youth ministries, recently serving at All Villages Presbyterian Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in a role similar to the one he fills here.
 

Sally Harvey

Secretary 


Born in South Carolina and reared in Ohio, Sally returned “home” to live with her grandparents in Columbia where she began work at The State newspaper. After working as Secretary to the Human Resource Director at University Hospital in Augusta, she began a 20 year career at Mead Westvaco. She worked there as secretary to the HR Manager, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President and Environmental Education/Public Relations Coordinator. She came to us in 2003. Sally and her husband, Dale, have three children and three grandchildren, two of whom are twins. Sally is an active member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and enjoys singing, gardening, antiques, and spending time at the lake.

 

Tony Dunlap

Director of Music


Tony has been the Director of Music at our church for 20 years. A native of Donalds, South Carolina, he graduated from Erskine College in 1977 (A.B., Music) with a concentration in piano and voice. He earned a Master of Music Education from Winthrop University in 1981. He did extensive post-graduate study at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati Conservatory). Tony taught music at all levels in the public schools for 20 years. Tony serves as Musical Director at the Abbeville Opera House and enjoys performance and directing. He has two grown children, a son and a daughter.