Our Staff

Seneca Presbyterian Church is blessed to have the following persons serving on our church staff. 

  • Nancy Morris, pastor

    Nancy became pastor of Seneca Presbyterian in August of 2010.  She and her husband Phil moved here from Roanoke, VA where she had served as Associate Pastor for Christian Education at Second Presbyterian Church. Nancy holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), Duke University (M.Div.), and Drew University (D.Min.).  Nancy grew up in suburban New Jersey because her South Carolina born and raised father (from Hodges) pursued a career in the reinsurance industry based in New York City. That means she speaks both "yankee" and "southern."  Phil and Nancy are the proud parents of three grown children: twins Rachel and Jeffrey, and son Ben. Rachel is a physician currently in residency (surgery) at Mission Health in Asheville, N.C. Jeff and his wife Morgan live in Roanoke  (VA) and are the parents of granddaughter Delaney and grandson Martin. Ben and his wife Tori live in New York City. 

  • Richard Caldwell, Parish Associate

    Richard served as the Interim Pastor of Seneca Presbyterian Church from 2007-2010. Ironically, what Presbyterians call the hand of God, our pastor Nancy served with Richard while he was pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Macon, Georgia. When Seneca Presbyterian called Nancy as pastor, Richard was invited and graciously consented to serve as our Parish Associate. It is a volunteer position for him. Richard serves in the ministry of visitation and often as the "guest" preacher. Richard holds degrees from Wheaton College and Columbia Theological Seminary. He served as pastor, associate pastor, and interim pastor in congregations located in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina for over forty years prior to retirement. He is married to Susan and their blended family includes 5 children and 11 grandchildren. 


  • Ernie Lombard, Parish Nurse

    Ernie became our Parish Nurse in August 2014. He received his Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Clemson University and is a native resident of Oconee County. Ernie's nursing background includes work at Oconee Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Department and as a Case Manager. After employment at Seneca Presbyterian, he completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing curriculum at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia. 

  • Robin Smith, Church Secretary

    Robin came to Seneca Presbyterian in April 2015. She staffs the office and serves as a help to our church members and church volunteers. Her duties include preparing the weekly bulletin and the weekly worship build along with the monthly newsletter.  She also knows "what's happening" and can answer just about every question.  Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30-5:00, and Friday, 8:30-12:30. 

  • Glenda Pitts, Financial Secretary

    Glenda came to Seneca Presbyterian in September 2004 as a part-time church secretary. She went on to become our full-time secretary and administrative assistant. In 2015, she scaled back her duties to concentrate on finances. She helps to keep our balance sheets in order by writing checks, processing payroll, maintaining contribution records, and generating reports.  Glenda and her husband Tony are Oconee County natives. They have two sons, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. 

  • James Gaines, Custodian

    James has served Seneca Presbyterian faithfully for almost 15 years. He is a father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  If you listen carefully, you can hear James singing as he works. His grateful voice and gracious smile are signs of the great faith that sustains his life with joy. 

  • Jonathan Hoover, Custodian

    Jonathan came to Seneca Presbyterian in 2015. He works  faithfully with James to keep our facilities in good working order.  Jonathan is a man of endless energy and welcoming spirit. He previously served the Oconee County school system and currently serves other churches in our area. 

  • Robert Dendy, Pastor Emeritus

    Bob Dendy served as pastor of Seneca Presbyterian from 1979 until 2001. His retirement years took him to Scotia Village in Laurinburg, N.C.  where he continues to serve congregations as a supply pastor and preacher. The Pastor Emeritus title is an honorary position granted to Bob recognizing his significant contribution to the life and ministry of this congregation.