SYNOD STAFF

SYNOD LEADER/STATED CLERK

Valerie 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 AND ADMINISTRATION 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. 

MAILING ADDRESS: 445 E. FM 1382, STE 3-778, CEDAR HILL, TX 75104

214-390-1894

VALERIE.YOUNG@SYNODSUN.ORG - SYNOD LEADER AND STATED CLERK

ERNEST HIGGINBOTHAM - ASSISTANT STATED CLERK

THOMAS.RIGGS@SYNODSUN.ORG - COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR