Presbytery Staff/Enablers

Rev. Dr. Roy Martin  – General Presbyter

Roy began serving as Presbytery of Florida General Presbyter March 1, 2018.

Click here to read Roy's biographical statement.

Click here for Roy's Statement of Faith.

Ben Powell – Director, Dogwood Acres

The Dogwood Acres Ministry Team is delighted to announce the hiring of Ben Powell, former Dogwood Acres Ministry Team Chair, as the new part-time Dogwood Acres Director. Ben was born and reared in Texas and, after graduating college, he moved to Quincy, Florida, in 1974.  For the past 30 years, he has owned a private forestry firm, and his company serves local private landowners and large investment entities throughout the eastern half of the U. S.  He is married to Kathy, and they have three grown children. Ben is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Quincy, where he has served as deacon, adult and senior high school teacher, and ruling elder. Since 2012, he has served the Presbytery of Florida as Pulpit Supply.  Ben enjoys the out-of-doors, spending time with his family and reading.  His favorite authors are C. S. Lewis, Shirley Guthrie and John Calvin. 

Melissa Morgan – Administrator

Melissa is an Elba, Alabama, native who has lived in northwest Florida since 1994. She is an Auburn University alumna with a B. A. in Communication.

Melissa’ s professional background includes experience as journalist/communication specialist for an electric cooperative and as a newspaper staff writer. She has been a substitute teacher and sales associate, as well. 

Melissa is a PC(USA) Administrative Personnel Association-certified administrator and has served on the Presbytery’s staff since July 2009. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Pam McVety – Stewardship of Creation Enabler

Pam McVety is the Presbytery of Florida's Stewardship of Creation Enabler. With a Masters Degree in zoology, she enjoyed a lengthy career at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Since her retirement, she has worked to address climate change and energy issues for the Presbyterian Church, moderating the denomination's revision of its energy policy, authoring the General Assembly Commissioners' Resolution urging all Presbyterians to adopt "carbon neutral" lifestyles and lecturing on climate change and energy issues. She also is a founding member of the Big Bend Climate Action Team.