Welcome to the
Presbytery of New Harmony


The Mission of the Presbytery of New Harmony is to strengthen, nurture, and sustain its congregations and ministers, and to participate in the wider mission of the church through its higher governing bodies.

The Presbytery of New Harmony, a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is situated along the northeastern coast of South Carolina. We have 7,534 members across 12 counties in South Carolina. The presbytery office, located in Florence, supports 65 congregations and 80 resident ministers.

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If you cannot find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us at the addresses listed below.

Presbytery of New Harmony
2352 Presbyterian Road
Florence, SC 
29501
Phone  843-662-8411

office@newharmonypres.org

 

Vital Congregation Facilitators of NHP

Group

 

Jackie Rembert

Jackie

Jackie is a native of Sumter, SC but currently lives in Columbia. She is the daughter of the late Michael Rembert and Elouise and Earl Green.  She has one sister, the Rev. Erika Rembert-Smith, pastor of Washington Shores Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Florida who is married to Meke Smith. She has four brothers, Michael Williams, Anthony Cesar, Cedric Green and the late Quinton Greene. Amongst them, she is the proud aunt of six nieces and two nephews.

Jackie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Francis Marion University in Florence and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Management from Kaplan University in Davenport, Iowa. She is a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist with the American Scientist of Clinical Pathologist and has worked as such for 19 years. Ten of those years has been with the Department of Defense at Fort Jackson.

As a Ruling Elder at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, in Dalzell, Jackie is very involved and has numerous roles, including being a second Sunday usher and a member of the Christian Education Committee. She is also enrolled with the S.C. Lay School of Theology. She is a kind hearted and compassionate person who cares about the well-being of others. She enjoys the outdoors and believes we should do our best to enjoy this life to the fullest.

Rev. Josie Holler

Josie

A native of South Carolina, Josie is a cradle Presbyterian with a twist! The movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a perfect reflection of her life. She loves the reformed tradition of her father’s Presbyterian roots and the elements of mystery from her mother’s Greek Orthodox tradition.

Josie attended the College of Charleston, wrestling with a call to ministry which eventually ended with seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Josie was ordained 24 years ago and has served churches all over South Carolina. Her first ordained call was to Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia where she served for nearly five years as an Associate for Youth and Outreach.

For the past 12 years, she has been a member of New Harmony Presbytery, wearing a number of hats during her tenure, including being the Moderator of the presbytery in 2019. Currently she is serving as the Interim Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Manning.  She is the wife of David, a Ruling Elder at First Sumter and an attorney, and mother of three amazing children:  Stewart, Grey and Owings. For fun and prayer time, she is an avid runner. To fuel her creativity, she loves to cook up new dishes and she also designs and makes stoles, paraments and banners for worship

Rev. Judy Cettei 

Judy

Judy was reared in the Northern Baptist tradition until she married her Roman Catholic husband one week after I graduated from college. They moved from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and happened to visit the Hightstown Presbyterian Church…and as some would say a "light” came on, finding “the middle way.” In 1983 they moved to the Myrtle Beach to pursue a business of our own. After twenty years of working, she took the opportunity to pursue a Masters of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia and never looked back! In previous years, she sang about life with Christ in three separate Women’s Gospel trios, all named “Wellspring.” Now, she had a burning desire to answer God’s call to the ministry.

For the next eight years, she served two small churches, McDowell Presbyterian and Lake City Presbyterian Church. Afterwards, in 2013, she became the Parish Associate at First, Myrtle Beach, where she lives and breathes and works for God today.

In the fall of 2018, she became a widow. She likes to make visits to her two “bicoastal” children: Matt/Kim Cettei and their four daughters in San Jose, CA. and Lara/Miles Adler, parents to two teenagers, Bennett and Estelle in Pawleys Island.

Judy believes we are all able to be used as “Vital” instruments in the work for God’s kingdom here on earth and many times God shows us when, and how, and where if we choose to say “yes.”

Marion Slater

Marion

Marion was born in 1980 to Betty Jean Johnson Slater and the late Drayton Slate III and raised in Sumter County. He is one of five children with two brothers and two sisters though one of his brothers passed away at the early age of twenty while a US Marine. At the early age, he I met a young lady who was three months pregnant and who gave birth to a beautiful set of twins and they are my children as well, my son Te’Keivious Mack and my daughter Te’Kyra Mack.

Marion is currently employed by Landair transportation in Hartsville in which he drives a truck. Previously, he was a social worker, counseling and providing programs to troubled youth. His hobby is collecting coins and he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

As a member and Ruling Elder at his “family church,” Goodwill Presbyterian, he is active with the welcoming community, usher board and on the mass choir; Marion has an amazing singing voice! He loves talking about the Lord and telling all that God has done for him.

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