Our Staff

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

  • John Hartman, Pastor

    The Rev. Dr. John B. Hartman II, is an ordained minister for the Presbyterian Church USA and a member of Foothills Presbytery. He has a passion for the ministry of the Church and for equipping the Body of Christ for this ministry.  Foundational to his practice of ministry is faithfulness to the Biblical mandate of hospitality.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” --Hebrews 13:2.

    Dr. Hartman served churches in Virginia and North Carolina before being called to serve as the pastor of the Seneca Presbyterian Church in September of 2019.  He has also served as a healthcare chaplain and clinical pastoral educator for hospitals in North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Union Presbyterian Seminary. 


    You can email John at johnbhartmanii@outlook.com


  • 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 former pastor Nancy Morris 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. 

    You can email Richard at rwcfrog@bellsouth.net

  • 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. 

    You can email Ernie at elombardspc@bellsouth.net

  • Rosalie Hovencamp, Director of Music

    Rosalie was organist and music director of the Daytona Beach Drive in Christian Church from 2003-2016. She moved to South Carolina from Florida in 2016 and was organist and music director at St. Mathias Lutheran Church in Easley, SC for three years. She has an Associates of Art degree with a concentration in music from Daytona Beach Community College (now Daytona State College) and is currently working to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sociology and Public Administration with online studies through Georgia Southern University. Rosalie married her husband, Bill, in 2002 and they have three children: Ethan, Makayla and Ashley.

    You can email Rosalie at Rosencamp81@hotmail.com   

  • 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. 

    You can email Robin at rsmithspc@bellsouth.net

  • 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

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  • 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.