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Regional Ministry

Scripture Union's Regional Ministry reaches at risk children with the Good News of Jesus through after-school outreach to through PrimeTime®, through summer outreach missions to unchurched kids with SuperKids®, and to entire church communities with the E100 Challenge.

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Regional staff members are currently located in New York City (Northeast Region), Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic Region), Colorado (Mountain West Region), Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Region), Dallas/Fort Worth (South Central Region) and Florida (Southeast Region).

You are invited to explore Scripture Union's volunteer opportunities for children's ministry through SuperKids® and PrimeTime® programs by contacting Dr. Michael Staples, Director of Field Ministries or the Field Director for the Region.

Introducing the Regional Staff

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Dr. Michael Staples
Residing in the Southeast Region
Phone: (610) 935-2807
Michael brings a broad background of experience to the position as a missionary, educator, community development director and mobilizer of church volunteers to work with youth and children over a 25 plus years span.  A graduate of Grove City College, Erskine Seminary and Fuller Seminary where he earned a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Development; Michael has served as both a teacher/trainer of others as well as having led projects to youth and children throughout Africa, Asia and the US.

In South Africa, Michael was engaged in reaching out to street children in the early years of Nelson Mandela’s government. While serving in India, Michael helped to establish a program reaching at risk families and a child sponsorship of 200 children of prostitutes along with an education program, health care clinic and job training program.  Michael also served as the Regional Director for Global University for India and as a professor at Southeastern University where he engaged students into outreach and internship opportunities at a home for disadvantaged youth that he directed over a seven year period. When asked about this experience, Michael says, “One thing I love to see happen when I engage college students and youth into outreach ministry, is to see the ‘light bulb turn on' in their lives.  Jesus becomes even more real for them as they identify with His heart for the children and His care for the poor.” 

"I am passionate about seeing the churches in the US not only connect to God with the Scriptures but develop a passion and heart to reach their communities and in particular the children.  I am here to help them achieve that mission and eager to work with them."

Northeast Region

Sonia Dobson, whose office is located in the metro New York City area, is Regional Director in the Northeast.  Her region includes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

Sonia Dobson, Northeast Regional Director
Serving: NY, Northern NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT & ME
Local Office: White Plains, NY
Phone: (914) 997-0556
Email: Click to contact Sonia

Mid-Atlantic Region

Lisa Williams is Regional Director for our Mid Atlantic Region, which covers southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Serving:  Southern NJ, Eastern PA, DE, MD, VA, and DC
Local Office: Scripture Union National office, Valley Forge, PA
Cell: 484-393-1624
Email: Click to contact Lisa

Mountain West Region

Contact: Dr. Michael Staples
Residing in the Southeast Region
Phone: (610) 935-2807

Pittsburgh Region

Sherry Murray is headquartered in the Pittsburgh area covering western PA, West Virginia and eastern Ohio. 

Sherry Murray - Pittsburgh Area Program Specialist

Phone : 412-926-7996
Email: Click to contact Sherry

South Central Region

Sonja Samuel directs Scripture Union’s Regional ministry in the South Central Region. Her office is located in the metro Dallas-Fort Worth area and covers the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. 

Sonja Samuel - South-Central Regional Director
Serving: TX, OK, AR, and NM
Local Office: Plano, TX
Phone: (972)941-4523
Email:  Click to contact Sonja

Southeast Region

Jay Wingo manages Scripture Union’s Regional ministry in the Southeast region. His office is located in Lakeland, FL. 

Jay Wingo - Southeast Regional Director
Local Office: Lakeland, FL
Phone: 863-370-2422
Email:  Click to contact Jay


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