The Reverend Deborah Fae Swift, Pastor
Pastor Deb came to South in 2008 following successful careers in music education and community organizing.
She lives in the city as a single mom, gardener, and warrior for justice and joy. A graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, the State University of New York, and Hartwick College, she is a composer-author member of ASCAP, textbook author, and frequent speaker in the area of church transformation in the 21st century. Her latest book, The Church Has Left the Building, is a case-study workbook for those seeking a way to think outside the box in meeting the challenges of being the church of Jesus Christ in today’s world.
Laura Hungerford Bachmann, Associate Pastor
Pastor Laura meandered into ministry by way of the non-profit world, arts, education and venture capital before responding to God’s call in Micah 6:8, “to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God.” When not at South, Laura loves to read, hike, travel, and spend time with her husband, three sons, and their adorable dog. She is graduate of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and Brown University,