Synod of South Atlantic

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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. 


 Rev. Rosemary C. Mitchell, CFRE

Rosemary C. Mitchell is Senior Director for Mission Engagement and Support of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.  In that position, she oversees all of mission funding and special offerings and advises on interpretation of per capita.  She previously served as Vice President for Seminary Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary and as the Executive Director of the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley in Rochester, New York.  She is a member of Genesee Valley Presbytery where she served as co-pastor of Downtown United Presbyterian Church.  She is the co-author of two books: Birthings and Blessings (Vol. 1 and Vol 2), published by Crossroads Press. She produced and hosted, Women and the Word on WWWG Radio, Rochester, New York.  She is married to Attorney Joseph E. Mitchell.  They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

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 member presbyteries, and by encouraging cooperation among sessions, presbyteries, and the General Assembly.

Fulfilling Our Mission

In community, through connections and relationships, the purpose of the Synod of South Atlantic through 2021 is to:

  • Ensure full integration of diversity in all of its life and work;

  • Equip and empower transformational leadership;

  • Provide for mutual enrichment among the leadership of our 16 presbyteries; and

  • Use innovative technology to accomplish its purpose, model effective communication strategies, and share best practices.

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