PSUMC Staff Directory

Senior Pastor

Rev. Debbie Miller

I was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 16, 1955. I grew up in a small town called Pacolet, SC, with 3 siblings. I graduated from Pacolet High School in 1973, went into the nursing program at USC- Spartanburg (now called USC-Upstate). I have been a Registered Nurse for 47 years.

I have been a United Methodist all my life and active in the church. In 2006 I felt a call into the ministry, pastored a small church in Blythewood, SC as a certified lay speaker. In 2007 I completed Licensure School as a Certified Local Pastor. In 2013 I completed the basic course of study at Emory University.

I have served Zion UMC in Blythewood, SC, Rehoboth UMC in Leesville, Shiloh UMC in Gilbert and now serving full-time at Platt Springs UMC.

I am married to a Retired United Methodist Minister (Noble Miller), we have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

Come to visit us at Platt Springs UMC where all are welcome!

Family Coordinator

Adriana McMurphy

Adriana was born and raised in a Southern Baptist family. She attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill and earned her Bachelor’s in Religious Studies in 2017. While in college she joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and worked at Grace Lutheran Church (Rock Hill) with the children’s ministry. After graduating, she entered the  work-force, and eventually became a floater and co-teacher at Living Springs Lutheran Church Child Development Center (Columbia), as well as a church volunteer with the children and youth ministry at that parish.

In 2020 she (finally) answered God’s call and began attending seminary at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated in May 2023 with a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry with a focus in Faith Formation.

Janet Hopkins

Music Director

Janet E. Hopkins, mezzo-soprano, is a 16 year veteran soloist of the Metropolitan Opera. Her operatic performances encompass a range of works, including video and solo recordings. She has premiered solo orchestral concerts and stage works across the United States including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and performed numerous recitals throughout the world. Ms. Hopkins is currently Emeritus Professor of Voice at the University of South Carolina.

Church Secretary

Melody Clamp

Melody began working at Platt Springs UMC on March 26, 2018. She graduated from Cardinal Newman High School and began working for AAFES at Fort Jackson.  She retired from AAFES in 2003 and started working part-time.  When she is not working she enjoys getting together with family and friends.

Lucille Thurmond


Lucille has worked at PSUMC for over 5 years. We appreciate her hard work and dedication in keeping our buildings clean for our members and visitors.

PSUMC: A Great Place to Be.

Phone: 803-794-3415


3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Office Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am to 1:00pm

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