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Debo Bell

Debo Bell

Board of Governors Chairman 2021-23

As we started the year 2021, I also started my two-year term as chairman of the Board of Governors. I welcome this chance to work with our new vice-chair David Barnes, the Board of Governors, Trustees, committee chairs and members, and the affiliates of Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel. The affiliates of this little chapel-by-the-sea continue to amaze me in the many ways they serve our Lord. As a relative newcomer to the island and, in this case, a new leader in the church, the question is often asked, how did you get to this place? My first response would be “the Lord led me to this place”.

Board of Governors

(Terms expire at year end as indicated below.)

Lay leaders have guided the Chapel since its founding in the early 1950s, while a new guest minister leads us in worship each week– except for our two music Sundays.

Our 20-member Board of Governors operates with staggered 4-year terms to ensure continuity and consistency in policies and practices. Five new members are elected annually to replace the outgoing members. The Executive committee — Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary — are elected bi-annually to serve 2-year terms.

The Board meets every other month each year beginning in January.

  • Executive Committee
  • Debo Bell, Chairman
  • James Ormond, Vice-Chair
  • Greg Miller, Treasurer
  • Sandra Davis, Secretary
  • Rick Benton, Ex Officio


  • 2022
  • Sarah Cox
  • Maria McDonald 
  • Tommy Newton
  • Stuart Sanderson
  • Connie Taylor 


  • 2023
  • John Burke
  • Mike Scaparrotti
  • Gayla MacMillan
  • Wilson Teachey
  • Danny Thompson


  • 2024
  • Hunter Bell
  • Damon Brock
  • Eddie Hatch
  • Freddie King
  • James Ormond


  • 2025
  • Judy Brock
  • Lisa Godwin
  • JR Howell
  • Robert Jackson
  • Julia Sherron



Our three Trustees hold staggered 2-year terms. One new trustee is elected annually to replace the outgoing trustee.

  • 2022 Rich Pollock
  • 2023 Rick Benton
  • 2024 Herb Ormond



The Chapel has 27 standing committees.

  • Benevolence
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • By-Laws
  • Christian Education
  • Communications
  • Communion
  • Directory
  • Endowment/Planned Giving
  • Evangelism/Missions
  • Facility Use
  • Finance
  • Flower
  • History
  • Insurance
  • Library
  • Memorial
  • Minister Selection
  • Music
  • Nominating
  • Nursery
  • Outreach
  • Pastoral Care
  • Planning
  • Social
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Usher
  • Worship