Our Leaders

REV STACEY D. MILLS, Tri-President, has been the Senior Pastor at Mountain View Baptist Church in Downtown Greenville for the past 25 years. Reverend Mills is bi-vocational and has worked in education both with the Greenville County School System and at USC Upstate; he now serves as the Executive Director of Greenville’s Racial Equity & Economic Mobility (REEM) Commission. In his 25 years at Mountain View, Reverend Mills has been a vehicle for economic partnerships and community and land development. He is married to the former Jacqueline Burton and together they are the proud parents of Harrison, Kiersten, and Zion.

DR FELICCIA SMITH, Tri-President, is a Professor of Management at North Greenville University, where she has served for 15 years. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County, which partners with EJI to raise the consciousness of our community on the racial terror and violence, which has created a legacy of racial injustice and bias in Greenville County. Feliccia is a member of Valley Brook Outreach Baptist and aspires to be a beacon in the legacy of helping to create a more just society for everyone in Greenville.

REV JENNIFER FOUSE SHEORN, Tri-President, was called to serve as the Pastor and Director of Triune Mercy Center in July 2020. A graduate of Presbyterian College and Columbia Theological Seminary, Jennifer is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served as a hospital and prison chaplain, campus minister, Associate Pastor and Pastor of several congregations. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys gardening, walking/hiking and spending time with her husband, Dean, and their two children.

REV DR MIKE HOYT, Treasurer, has served as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 27 years and as Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville since 2012. Mike is a graduate of Presbyterian College, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He previously served churches in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Wrestling with scripture weekly to preach the Christian gospel led Mike to ask, honestly, “How are the congregations I serve answering the biblical call to justice?” He embraces the work of GOAL as a way for individuals and congregations to respond to the biblical mandate to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).

RABBI SAMUEL ROSE, Secretary, serves as the rabbi of Temple of Israel in Greenville. Prior to joining the Temple of Israel family, he served as associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Austin, TX. While attending seminary at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati, OH, he served as student rabbi for Congregation Gates of Prayer in New Iberia, LA, and B’nai Sholom in Quincy, IL, and The Valley Temple in Cincinnati, OH. He spent a summer as a rabbinic intern in the San Francisco Bay Area working with the Bay Area Organizing Committee and the Marin Organizing Committee. He was ordained in 2012.