Self Development of People Committee

The Presbytery of the Northern Plains Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) is a ministry that affirms God’s concern for humankind. We are Presbyterians and ecumenical partners dissatisfied with poverty and oppression, united in faith and action through sharing, confronting, and enabling by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice.

SDOP Core Strategies:                  

  • Promote Justice

  • Build stronger communities

  • Seek economic equity​

SDOP Committee Members:

  • Diane Wray Williams, Chair Person

  • Karine Chan, Class of 2022 (2)

  • Martha Mino, Class of 2022 (2)

  • JoAnn Zutz, Class of 2022 (2)

  • Newzrad Brifki, Class of 2020

  • Georgo O'Neil, Class of 2021

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you."

- Philippians 4:8-9


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