Who We Are
Rev. Hillary Taylor
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.
Rev. Dominique Grate
Chair, Advisory Board
Rev. Dominique Grate is a alumnus of the University of South Carolina where he received his B.A. in African American Studies prior to matriculate at Wake Forest University School of Divinity as an Ed & Jean Christman Fellow graduating in May 2015.
A life member of the NAACP and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., currently Rev. Grate serves as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Trinity AME Church in Manning, SC.
Originally from Walterboro, SC, Meredith has lived in Charleston for the last 7 years. 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 she has served as Chairperson of the Lowcountry Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), where she advocate for victims of abuse.
Meredith is motivated most by the need to protect historically marginalized communities and centering all intersection of Black identity in the conversation of social justice. Meredith credits her rural upbringing and the positive influence of her family for her passion in public policy and advocacy.