Synod Leadership


Rev. Mitch Miller is the Senior Pastor of Santa Fe Presbyterian Church in Edmond, OK.  Mitch was born in Norman, Ok, but grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He was ordained as a Ruling Elder in 1987, the year he earned his degree in Education.  Prior to seminary, he served as a youth director and on committees of the Synod of the Trinity.  Receiving his MDiv from Union Seminary in Virginia and ordained in 1995, Mitch served Churches in West Virginia and Maryland before answering the call to the Santa Fe Church in 2009.  

Mitch remains active in Indian Nations Presbytery, and previously served on the Synod of the Sun Presbyterian Foundation.  Mitch, enjoys history, storytelling, and balloon twisting. 

Synod Staff

Synod Leader & Stated Clerk

Valerie (Knox) Young, Ruling Elder has served the synod in various roles since 2004.  Currently, in addition to serving as Stated Clerk, Valerie's primary responsibility is to Connect presbyteries and Presbyterians in mission and ministry; Equip leaders to more fully do their work, and to Empower mission, ministry, and their leaders to live out their call to the glory of God.

Assistant Stated Clerk

Ernest Higginbotham, Ruling Elder  Ruling Elder Ernie Higginbotham serves and consults with the Stated Clerk and Synod Coordinating Team in planning, administrative review, and management of the judicial process. He is an attorney with UNT Dallas College of Law having worked previously with Strasburger & Price, Nortel Networks and UnitedLex.

Communication & Administrative Coordinator 

Thomas Riggs joined the synod staff in February 2018 from First Presbyterian Church in Grapevine, Texas, where he served as Director of Communications and Director of Youth Ministries. Tom is a 30+ year veteran of church work in the Lutheran, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. Tom has served at Camp Gilmont, Mo Ranch and various Presbyterian youth events. He also served as an Administrative Assistant at Grace Presbytery. 

Moderator-Elect 2021

Bok Soon Egbert is a Ruling Elder from the Presbytery of South Louisiana. Bok Soon grew up in Daegu, South Korea. She has been a part of the Presbyterian Church since her youth. She married Rev. Jerry Egbert and traveled the world as a military spouse and mother to three children. She is involved in many local ministries in the community and serves as the music director at her home church. Bok Soon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

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