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


OUr team


Rev. Hillary Taylor

Interim facilitator

Hillary brings a passion for administrative order to the SCADP team. 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. She is a United Methodist Minister in the SC United Methodist Annual Conference who loves all things related to psychology, liberation theology, and restorative justice.


Meredith Matthews

Community Organizer

Originally from Walterboro, SC, Meredith has lived in Charleston for the last 7 years. Meredith credits her rural upbringing and the positive influence of her family for her passion for public policy and advocacy. With a Political Science degree from the College of Charleston, she has served as a Field Organizer with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, where she advocated for reproductive rights and as Chairperson of the Lowcountry Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), where she advocated for victims of abuse. Meredith is motivated to protect historically marginalized communities through centering all intersections of Black identity in the conversation of social justice.

Summer Interns '22

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Kathryn Hightower

Intern '22

Kathryn is a highly motivated student with a passion for criminal justice reform and an eagerness to learn and grow professionally within the criminal justice field. As a rising senior at Claflin University, she comes to SCADP highly recommended by her professors. While in school, she served as the undergraduate program coordinator for Saxapahaw Prison Books Program, which sends free books to incarcerated people in South Carolina & Georgia. We are thrilled to have her, and she has already shown her incredible skills in designing talking points for death penalty cases, formatting our SCADP Organizational Handbook, and building relationships with capital defense lawyers!


Madison Daniel II

 Intern '22

In May of 2020, Madison graduated with a B.A. in Public Health from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where he also ran Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country. Madison will begin his 2nd year as a Master of Divinity student Duke Divinity School in the Fall of 2022.  He has particular interests in public advocacy and Christian community development initiatives. He is aspiring to complete the MDiv. And Master of Public Policy dual degree program while at Duke. He comes to SCADP through our incredible partners at the South Carolina Christian Action Council and will be helping us design teach-ins, Journeys of Hope, and public policy connections!

OUr Board of Directors


Rev. Dominique Grate

Ron Kaz

Cindy Pearcy

Galen McWilliams

dr. Stacy Parker

Brian Stellwag