Stephen Ministry Team

 “Bear one Another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
— Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry Leaders

FullSizeRenderKay Combs is a Little Rock native and has been a member of Second Presbyterian since 1995. She is married to Ben and they have three grown children, Melissa, and twins Christopher and Kathleen, four grandchildren, and a wonderful golden retriever! Kay has a BS in Education and a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She taught in the public schools for fourteen years. She served two terms as an elder, was moderator of Children’s Ministry, served on the Outreach ministry, chaired VBS and co-chaired the planning and implementation of Bible Village. Interests include tennis, reading, spending time at the lake and her craft company, Lulu Ann’s.

Cathy Cravens Crass has been a member of Second Presbyterian since she was three which makes it over 50 years! In the church she has attended or led Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, served on the Diaconate and Session, chaired the Stewardship campaign and the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, more committee/ministries than she can remember and currently cooks for Stewpot. Cathy is a Stephen Minister and now leader. Outside of Church she enjoys volunteering in the community. Hobbies include pottery, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She is married to Kevin and they have two grown sons, Will and Ted.

Steve Dunnagan has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1999. He is married to Kim, and has grown daughters Anne and Laura. In 2001 he joined church members in a medical mission to Haiti, and has served on the diaconate. Steve works as a physician with Radiology Associates in Little Rock, specializing in Neuroradiology. Outside interests include hunting, gardening, and travel. He was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in 2018.

Jo Ann McQuade joined Second Presbyterian Church in 1981. Jo Ann has been very active in Second Presbyterian activities and served on the Diaconate and Outreach Ministries. Presently she serves on the Pastoral Care Ministry in several Committees as: A Stephen Ministry Leader for 16 years; Sunday Transportation coordinator; Team member for the Faith and Grief Luncheon Committee; Facilitator for Grief Book distribution; Member of Pray Knots; Serves as member of the Over 80 Card Ministry; and, is the Co-chair of Alzheimer’s Arkansas Support group.

Jana Villemez works with families and their children with multiple disabilities in an educational setting. She is married to Chris and has two grown sons that live in Austin, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio. They have lived in Arizona, Idaho, Vermont, Southern California, and Little Rock. During these moves, she has been involved in Stephen Ministry in some form and is grateful to Second Presbyterian for allowing her to continue her path in caring for others in a Christ-centered way!

rita-wooleyRita Wooley has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1985. She and her husband Brad, have two grown children, Elizabeth Dearing and Bradley Wooley. Rita has served on the Session, the Diaconate, and participated in many other ministries of the Church, including, (her most challenging endeavor) the development of Second Servings Cookbook. Previously commissioned as a Stephen Minister, Rita now serves as a Stephen Leader, and is responsible for coordinating the Continued Education for the current Stephen Ministers. Rita is also a second generation Stephen Leader, following in the footsteps of her mother, who attended the first training class in 1992.

Stephen Ministers

Syd Adams is a native of Little Rock and has been a member of Second Presbyterian since 1987. She has previously served the church as a deacon. Syd is married to Greg Adams and they have two children, Lora and Noah. Syd has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Baylor University and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from UALR. She works at Easter Seals Arkansas as a special education consultant. Second Presbyterian Church has been a unimaginable blessing in her life and she looks forward to the opportunity to serve the church and its members as a Stephen Minister on the Stephen Ministry of the Pastoral Care Committee.

Pamela Babb is a long-time Presbyterian church member. She and husband George joined Second Presbyterian in 2017 after moving from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pam retired after working 15 years at a youth home, Wedgwood Christian Services. She has been secretary at various churches in Arkansas, Atlanta, and Grand Rapids. She and George have two grown daughters, one in Conway and one in Chicago, and two teenaged granddaughters. Pam first trained as a Stephen Minister in 2000 and served at John Knox Presbyterian Church for nearly fifteen years. She has found the training to be useful in her many church roles. She is grateful that Second Presbyterian Church offers Stephen Ministry and enjoys being a part of it again.

Ed Barham was born in Little Rock and graduated from Hall High School in 1969. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1974, and has spent a career in Advertising, Marketing and Public Health, retiring from the Arkansas Department Health in 2015. He has one son, Ben, and two grandchildren, Natalie and John. He has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 2016.

Jon Davies joined Second Presbyterian Church in 1987, and has been a choir member ever since. He is a deacon and an elder, and has served on Property, Stewardship, Worship, and Belonging Ministries. He has served on several search committees, taught Sunday School, and been a confirmation mentor. Jon is a licensed architect, and works for Campus Operations at UAMS. He is married to Sharyn, and they have two grown children, Sam (Olivia) and Emily.

Cheryl Denson has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1990. She was married to Richard for 47 years before losing him to cancer in 2019. She has served as a deacon and as a volunteer on the worship committee for many years, preparing communion at 8:30 service and has also served with pastoral care. She works as an interior designer, and was commissioned in March 2020.

Sharon Ann Downs is from the Little Rock area and is a long-time member of Second Presbyterian Church. She and Ben are the proud parents of Harrison, a smart and talented young man who keeps them on their toes. Sharon has a BA in Interpretation: ASL/English and an MS in Counseling. She has worked at UA Little Rock for twenty years, currently serving as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Wellness and Inclusion. Her passions include diversity and inclusion work, as well as singing in choirs at Second Presbyterian and at UA Little Rock. She was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in 2018.

Kim Dunnagan joined Second Presbyterian in 1999 after moving to Little Rock from San Angelo, Texas. She is married to Steve and has two grown daughters, Annie and Laura. Kim graduated from the University of Texas Austin with a B.S. in Pharmacy. She is currently serving as an elder. Kim has also been involved in VBS, Youth Musical, Stewardship, Fellowship, and LifeQuest, where she learned to play Mahjong, one of her favorite hobbies.

Emily Hall grew up in Morrilton, Arkansas. She moved to Little Rock in junior high, and graduated high school from Lausanne School for Girls in Memphis. Emily received her BA in History from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has two grown sons, four grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons. Emily is proud to say, “I’m a cradled Presbyterian.” She has served Presbyterian Women at the local, presbytery and synod levels. Emily enjoys fellowship, needlework (having completed 100+ Christmas stockings), loves a good game of Mahjong, and reading a good book (and sometimes not so good!).

Adele Holmes and her husband Chris joined Second Presbyterian in 2017. They live in Benton where she practiced medicine for many years before taking an early retirement to devote herself to travel, her grandchildren, her horse, writing, and service to others in God’s name—which is what drew her to Stephen Ministry.

Diane Holt recently retired after 40 years of working in the Nursing Profession. She received her BSN and Masters from UAMS College of Nursing. She felt very fortunate to have chosen a profession that offered many experiences to care for individuals and the last 11 years with children with mental health issues. She is the proud mother of two daughters and her grandchildren, Candace Chappell (David, Holt and Carson) and Kelley Udouj (Frank, Andrew and Avery). After joining Second Presbyterian Church two years ago, she was drawn to serve on the Pastoral Care Committee and to become a Stephen Minister. Diane looks forward to having the opportunity to be of service to people who are coping with difficulties in their lives by offering them a listening ear and prayerful support.

Woody Jolley is a retired Chemistry and Biology teacher and athletic coach. He is married to Freddie and they have two children, Melissa and Ted and four granddaughters. He has served Second Presbyterian as a deacon and elder and was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in March of 2020. Woody enjoys golf and still loves high school and college sports.

Marge Anna Luttrell has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1987. Over the past 30 years she has been involved in various ministries serving on both the Diaconate and the Session. She enjoyed her time teaching all ages through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, and as Youth Advisor. Currently, she participates in the Handbell Choir, Hospital Visitation team and communion to members at home. Outside of the church, she is on the board of Potluck and works at Astellas Pharma. She and her husband, Rex, enjoy spending time with her two grown daughters and his three grown children. She also enjoys hiking, reading and traveling.

Peggy Marshall has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church for 35 years and has served as a deacon for the congregation. She is married to Bill Marshall and has one grown son, Taylor, and three grandchildren. Peggy is a retired school teacher and currently teaches the Kindergarten Sunday School class.

Bob McCarley grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas. After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1965 he joined his father and brother in the real estate and insurance business. He met and married Anne Hyatt in 1971. They have twin boys and another son, now grown. They moved to Little Rock in 1985 and joined Second Presbyterian. He has served as a Deacon and was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in March 2020.

Anne Stroud was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas; graduated from Jonesboro High School; Arkansas State with a BSE and The University of Mississippi with a masters in English Literature; The University of Little Rock with an MSW. She has lived in Little Rock since 1979, working as a social worker (LCSW) for nearly 30 years at Riley’s Oak Hill Manor; Rebsamen Medical Center, Jacksonville; and The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences from which she retired in 2010. Anne’s two daughters are LeeAnn Deemer and Kathryn Shaffer. LeeAnn lives with her husband, Pete, and three children, Felix, Nora, and Louisa in Sri Lanka. Kathryn lives in Bentonville with her husband, Lance, and their two children, Holden and Skylar. Anne was recently commissioned as a Stephen Minister at Second Presbyterian. She is a member of Grace Presbyterian.

barbara-vaughtBarbara Vaught was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Arkansas in 1972, becoming an Arkansan enjoying nature in Little Rock and around Arkansas. Barbara worked for various employers including Arkansas State government, Arkansas Bankers Association, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and American Home Life/North Little Rock Funeral Home. She retired in 2011 to become a housewife to her dear husband of 20 plus years, Jerry Vaught, and was widowed in 2013. Since then, she has become more involved with church. She’s part of the Faith & Grief ministry and Stephen ministry. Barbara enjoys feeling part of the community of Second Presbyterian Church.

Chris Villemez moved to Little Rock from California in 1994. He has worked 29 years for Systematics, Alltel and now Verizon. He is married (Jana) and has two sons (Derek and Andy). He recently joined Second Presbyterian and likes reading, exercising, wood working and most things sports. Chris supports the Our House ministry and is a member of the Hospital Visitation team.