Our Staff and Leaders

Reverend Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins, Interim Pastor

JIPC is blessed to have Rev. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins serving as JIPC’s Interim Pastor. 

Jeri was the former Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Clinton where she served for seven years. Her pastoral duties also included serving as an Associate Pastor both at Hartness-Thornwell Presbyterian Church and at First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, the PCUSA Redevelopment Pastor at Owings Presbyterian Church and the Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, SC.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Religion from Presbyterian College in 1981 and continued her studies at the United Theological College of the West Indies and at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Jeri earned her Master of Divinity with Distinction from the Columbia Theological Seminary and her Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization from the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She has also completed her Interim/Transitional Ministry Training. Jeri is an active member and former Moderator of the Trinity Presbytery and currently serves as Moderator of their Commission on Ministry.

In addition to her pastoral duties, Jeri was the Dean of Religious Life and Director of the Cornelson Center for the Exploration of Christian Practice at Presbyterian College in Clinton for four years.

Jeri brings a wealth of experience to Johns Island Presbyterian Church including running a capital campaign resulting in a $ 4.3 Million renovation of an historic sanctuary, adding a wonderful narthex for overflow, fellowship and reception, a two-story office and music wing and a new parking lot.
E-Mail: jperkins@jipc.org

Staff

Financial Administrator:  Debbie Melson
Assistant Treasurer:  Ruby Jenkins
Amanda Henley: Director of Communications/Technology
Melinda Hamilton:  Communications Assistant
Elaine Earl: Administrative Assistant
Johnsie Mason:  Interim CE-Youth
Lee Ann Sullivan: Interim CE-Elementary Education
Marya Smith: Interim CE-Early Education
Custodian: Annette Pye
Church Session
Clerk of Session:  Charlie Larsen
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins
Term through 2022:
Deb Nerhood, Melissa Graves, Deb Rowland, Judy Meggs, Cheryl Boswell, Sarah Quinn
Term through 2023:
Beverly Stribling, Joe Thompson, Amy Stone, Rob Keeler, Alice Meise, Tim White
Term through 2024:
Ty Headley, John Graham, Lisa Floyd, Keith Gill,Tom Stallings, Want Barfield
                                                                   
                                                                     JIPC Committees 

Administration: Joe Thompson, John Graham, Wally Meggs, Matthew Graves, Luke Greene 
Christian Education:  Melissa Graves, Sarah Quinn
Congregational Care: Judy Meggs, Cheryl Boswell, Alice Meise
Congregational Life: Amy Stone, Lisa Floyd
Budget & Finance: Tom Stallings, TY Headley, Rob Keeler
Mission and Outreach: Debora Rowland, Tim White
Building & Grounds: Deb Nerhood, Keith Gill, Skip Grooms, Ruby Jenkins
Worship:  Bev Stribling, Wayne Barfield
Personnel Committee:  Bev Stribling (Chair), Wally Meggs, Tim Barnes, Jeri Perkins (ex-officio)
Nominating Committee: Deb Rowland, Joe Thompson, Adam Baslow, Ruby Jenkins, Ken Kavanaugh, Jennifer Aldrich

Other Positions

Endowment Fund: Charles Larsen
Flower Chairperson: Patty Anderson
Prayer Team Coordinator: Susan Stallings
Wedding Coordinator:  Betsy Quinn
CHIP Program:  Michael Orris, Tom Stallings