"Presbyterians? . . . They stay until it's done!"
-- Overheard at Long Term Recovery Group Meeting
Donations:  Presbytery of South Louisiana, 
                     12909 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
To schedule your volunteer trip, call the PDA Call Center today!  (866) 732-6121

Meet Our Staff

Ron Sutto
General Presbyter/Stated Clerk

​Christina Drake
Disaster Recovery Coordinator

Amber Spicer
Volunteer Operations Manager
Le'Keisha Stewart
Volunteer Coordinator
Robert Lee
Site Supervisor - RTBR
Christina Drake - Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Christina Drake was the longest servingstaff  member of PSL's Project Homecoming in New Orleans. Dubbed "The Construction Goddess" by volunteers, for 9 years she had an unmatched passion for her homeowners, volunteers and for educating the everyone in reach about the hidden history behind Hurricane Katrina.  As her tenure at Project Homecoming reached its final 2 weeks, the August 2016 Louisiana Flood occurred.  When Christina was asked to develop and oversee the Presbytery of South Louisiana's flood recovery efforts, it was clear to her that this was God's Perfect Plan.  Christina now resides in Baton Rouge and is responsible for program development, administration and oversight for PSL's recovery efforts. In 2007, Christina was awarded the Department of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps Award for her volunteer work in Findlay, Ohio after a massive flood occured on her way to New Orleans.  In 2017, she was named as a "Hurricane Hero" on The Weather Channel.
Amber Spicer - Volunteer Operations Manager
Amber Spicer joined PSL Flood Recovery in November of 2017. She is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although her family was not immediately impacted by the August 2016 flood, many of her friends were. After having relocated from North Carolina back to Baton Rouge in 2017, and hearing of the position opening with the Presbytery, Amber felt a clear call to use the skills she developed in nonprofit management with museums to give back to the community that raised her. With a Bachelor's Degree in Art History and French from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and a Master's in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco, disaster recovery may not seem like a logical step, but Amber has proven an invaluable member of the team with the kind of heart and dedication that is critical to our mission. 
Le'Keisha Stewart - Volunteer Coordinator
Le'Keisha Stewart came to PSL Flood Recovery through our DeltaCorps AmeriCorps program in 2018. It was soon quite obvious that we had a Wonder Woman on our hands. Not only did Le'Keisha exceed our expectations during her service, she did so while raising 2 children and working full-time as a Special Education Teacher in Baton Rouge. She became such an asset that when her AmeriCorps term ended, we begged her to stay on. Le'Keisha helps coordinate volunteer groups in our Baton Rouge and Lafayette hubs and assists our team with volunteer recruiting and fundraising.
Robert Lee - Site Supervisor (Rebuilding Togetherh BR)
Robert Lee also came to PSL Flood Recovery through our DeltaCorps AmeriCorps program. Serving with our Work Partner (Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge), Robert served as a Site Supervisor, instructing and supervising volunteers with construction tasks. He fit in with both organizations that we both decided to share the expense to keep him on. Robert supervises all PSL/PDA volunteers as well as RTBR's regular volunteers when there are no PDA teams.

PSL Partners

Collaboration is critical in disaster recovery, and we couldn't do this work without strong, reliable partners who are as passionate as we are about rebuilding hope in our communities.  Please visit our partners' web sites to learn more about them.
First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette