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“Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near.” —Joel 2:1b

Self-Development of People (SDOP)
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For more information:

Mary McAdory
(800) 728-7228, x5782
Send email

Fax number:
(502) 569-8001

Or write to
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

SDOP staff

Therea Bidart

Teresa Bidart

Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Phone: (502) 569-5790
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Teresa

Facilitates the work of the International Task Force (e.g. maintains database of all applicant groups received outside of the United States and processes and distributes minutes from Task Force meetings); translates correspondence from Spanish to English and vice versa; sets up arrangements for task force, steering committee and other called meetings and informs members of such.

wayne A. Gnatuk

Associate for Churchwide RelationsWayne Gnatuk

Phone: (502) 569-5677
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Wayne

Communicates the ministry of SDOP to congregations, middle governing bodies and SDOP middle governing body committees.



Mary Lewis

Mary LewisAdministrative Assistant for Churchwide Relations and Community Relations

Phone: (502) 569-5791
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Mary

Assists in the development of educational and promotional material; maintains database for certified synod/presbytery SDOP committees; assists in organizing SDOP’s participation in churchwide and community events.


Mary Mcadory

Mary L. McAdory

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: (502) 569-5782
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Mary

Maintains database for all applications received in the United States; sets up hotel arrangements for national committee meetings and informs members of such; works closely with chairpersons to facilitate task force work; responds to or forwards to appropriate staff person general correspondence and/or questions; maintains SDOP calendar.

Margaret Mwale

Associate for Community Relations

Phone: (502) 569-5792
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Margaret

 Communicates the ministry of SDOP to communities of economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged people and coordinates and manages the SDOP Technical Assistance Provider/Intern program.

Clara Nunez

Clara Nunez

Associate for Program Administration

Phone: (502) 569-5781
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Clara

Reviews and initiates payments to all funded projects; corresponds with United States applicant groups independently and based on task force minutes; develops educational experience for May national committee meeting; supervises three administrative staff.


 Cynthia E. White

Cynthia White


Phone: (502) 569-5780
Fax: (502) 569-8001
Email Cynthia

Provides oversight of all functions in the national office; develops and maintains relationships with PC(USA) and ecumenical partners outside of United States; maintains relationship with World Mission, GAMC, GANC and other entities of the PC(USA); provides overall supervision to all.


NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications from individual groups outside the United States. For more information, contact the SDOP staff.