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Mission Statement

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) serves the prophetic calling of the whole Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing the General Assembly with careful studies of pressing moral challenges, media for discussion and discernment of Christian responsibilities, and policy recommendations for faithful action.

What is the role of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy?

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy is responsible for the process of developing and recommending social witness policy to the General Assembly. The term “social witness policy” refers to the positions adopted by the General Assembly to express its stance on and guide response to issues in the public order, including their relation to the church’s own life and mission. These positions may take the form of policy statements, resolutions, study papers, or social involvement reports, as defined in the Manual of the General Assembly, Guidelines and Policies of the General Assembly, p. 55-58.

Who sits on the ACSWP?

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) is a twelve-member committee, which represents a cross-section of members from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is elected by the General Assembly. Three members also serve on the General Assembly Mission Council. Current ACSWP members are:

Yenny Delgado
Yenny Delgado
Erica Nelson
Erica Nelson
Austin, TX
Jeffrey DeYoe
Jeffrey DeYoe
Fort Myers, FL
Rick Nutt
Rick Nutt
New Concord, OH
Mark Douglas
Mark Douglas
Decatur, GA
Sue Smith
Sue Smith (Co-Chair)
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Jacob Douylliez
Jacob Douylliez
Bishop, GA
Rob Trawick
Rob Trawick
New City, NY
Jeromey Howard
Jeromey Howard
Montgomery, NY
Sue Trigger
Sue Trigger
Overland Park, KS
Steven Webb (Co-Chair)
Reston, VA

Liaisons: ACWC & REAC



Staff Liaisons

Vernon Broyles
Office of the General Assembly
Catherine Gordon
Office of Public Witness (DC)
Sara Lisherness—Director
Compassion, Peace and Justice
Ryan D. Smith
Presbyterian Ministry at the UN


Courtney Hoekstra



Carl Horton
Interim Coordinator
Lacey Gilliam
Manager, Finance and Administration
Gina Espiritusanto
Administrative Assistant II
Lee Catoe
Editor, Unbound
Associate for Young Adult Social Witness