Self-Development of People

SDOP evaluates and approves proposals for funding of Self Development of People projects within the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Meets 4th Thursday Noon @Presbytery Office.



Self Development of People Grants

sdopThe SDOP committee is now accepting grant applications.  Applications are accepted continuously. There is NO deadline.

Information, including grant applications is available below.  Questions about the grant program? Contact [email protected].


Membership: Minimum 5

The committee shall evaluate and approve proposals for funding of Self-Development of People projects within the Presbytery of Genesee Valley in accordance with the criteria developed by the National Self Development Committee and the guidelines of the 182nd General Assembly (1979).

Although not required by the Book of Order, this committee’s make up and work is defined by the National Self Development of People committee and must be validated by the national committee. The committee shall be composed of nine members at least 75% of whom shall be members of the Presbyterian Church (USA). A majority of the members will be racial/ethnic minority persons.

Self-Development of People will be one way in which the Presbytery becomes a catalyst in the world.



Barbara Turner
(Roman Catholic)


Rev. Dr. Anthony Bonds
(Ebenezer Baptist Church)

Melanie Jones


Rev. Tedd Pullano

Luis Ricardo Torres Rivera
(First Unitarian)

Ex-Officio Members

Presbyter for Healthier Congregations/Stated Clerk
Susan Orr


SDOP disburses nearly $90000

SDOP Grant Process


SDOP Grant Recipients-rev 3-2015


CARE Documentary Flyer

Rochester Workers’ Center will be hosting a showing of the CARE documentary!  Told through the stories of both care workers and their clients, CARE illuminates the many challenges and deep attachments that can be formed between the elderly and the home care workers they depend on – and exposes the cracks in a system that is poorly serving both.  The 60 minute documentary will be followed by a community discussion.  You can see the documentary trailer by clicking here.