Synod of South Atlantic

Welcome!  The Synod of South Atlantic serves Presbyteries throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  We are committed to resourcing presbyteries, as well as supporting the local church through our grant program. 


2018 Stated Meeting: Introducing our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Martha Moore-Keish — J. B. Green Associate Professor of Theology

Dr. Moore-Keish grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, the daughter of a 16th century church historian and a public-school teacher/administrator who worked with hearing impaired students.  In her studies at Harvard College, she focused on comparative religions.  She also attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, where she earned the MDiv degree and met and married her husband Chris.  She earned the Ph.D. in theological studies from Emory University, and following graduation and ordination, she worked as an Associate in the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.  She later served on the faculty of Yale Divinity School and the Institute for Sacred Music as Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies, before joining the faculty of Columbia Theological Seminary in 2004 to teach systematic theology.  Dr. Moore-Keish has two published books: Do This in Remembrance of Me: A Ritual Approach to Reformed Eucharistic Theology and Christian Prayer for Today. Martha and Chris have two daughters, Miriam and Fiona, three cats, and a flock of chickens.

Her keynote address will be Divine Freedom and Human Religions: A Reformed Theologian Approaches Comparative Theology.

2017 Stated Meeting ~ Jacksonville, Florida

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Our Mission

The mission of the Synod of South Atlantic is to faithfully serve Jesus Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) by supporting the ministries of our 16 presbyteries, and by encouraging cooperation among sessions, presbyteries, and the General Assembly.

        Fulfilling Our Mission

  •  Supporting the development of new churches
  •  Supporting the transformation of congregations
  •  Supporting the development of racial/ethnic congregations
  •  Providing scholarships for theological education
  •  Fulfilling the constitutional and administrative responsibilities assigned to the Synod in the Book of Order
  •  Covenanting with church-related institutions within the bounds of the Synod
  •  Facilitating conversation between the Mid-Councils of the church
  •  Offering pastoral care and support to the staff of Presbyteries


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Rev. Nikki Collins, Mission Coordinator/Stated Clerk
183 West Main Street, Suite A (PO Box 1839)
Cartersville, GA 30120