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To abolish the Death Penalty in South Carolina and catalyze criminal justice reform through public advocacy, grassroots organizing, and community mobilization. 

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Our Team

OUr team


Rev. Hillary Taylor 

Executive Director (She/Her)

Rev. Hillary Taylor brings a passion for administrative order to SCADP.  Before working for SCADP, she worked as a young adult missionary with the United Methodist Church and a two-point charge in Saluda, SC. A graduate of both Furman University and Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Hillary has been working against the death penalty since organizing with the #KellyOnMyMind Campaign in 2015 for Kelly Gissendaner in Georgia. When she returned to South Carolina, she became a pen-pal to someone on South Carolina's Death Row, and has been working ever since to abolish the state's death penalty. She is an ordained United Methodist Minister through the Mountain Sky United Methodist Annual Conference who loves all things related to psychology, liberation theology, and restorative justice. 

Summer Interns '23

Summer Interns

Emma O'Bryon

Summer Intern

Emma O’Bryon is a rising senior at Clemson University studying Philosophy and Women’s Leadership. At Clemson, Emma is on the Council of Diversity Affairs (CODA), a member of the Sexuality and Gender Engagement Committee (SAGE), and an ambassador for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities. Emma wishes to pursue a career in law and felt that working with SCADP would be an amazing opportunity to work towards her goals while also working for a cause she is passionate about. Emma loves to talk about all things ethics and theology related, and in her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, painting, and hiking with her partner Olivia. She is hopeful and excited for a summer full of growth, learning, and meaningful work being done!

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Coming Soon...

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OUr Board of Directors


Karen Dudley-Culbreath

Sr. Pamela Smith

Ron Kaz

Cindy Pearcy

Galen McWilliams

Stacy Parker

Matthew HIcks

Brian Stellwag

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