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Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

The Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore has been pastor and director of the non-denominational Triune Mercy Center for 13 years, and currently chairs the steering committee of the Greenville Homeless Alliance. Triune is a church that brings homeless, working poor, middle-class and wealthy parishioners into community.

Deb worked for 27 years as a writer for The Greenville News, covering art, theater, general features and religion. She is author of a memoir, The Weight of Mercy, about her first three years as a pastor, and three mystery novels, The Cantaloupe Thief, The Cover Story, and Death of a Jester. All use a homeless encampment as a partial backdrop, and are published by Lion Hudson of Oxford, England.

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Since the publication of her memoir, Deb has spoken at Memorial Church at Harvard University, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, NC, Duke Divinity Pastors’ Conference in Durham, NC, and has taught at churches and ministries across the Carolinas and Georgia. The Weight of Mercy was on the 2016 reading list of United Methodist Women. The Cantaloupe Thief was an Okra Pick of the Southeastern Independent Booksellers’ Alliance.

Deb is a Greenville native and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School, Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) and Erskine Theological Seminary (Due West, SC).  She is married to Vince Moore, who is director of media relations for Furman University. They have three grown children – Dustin, Taylor and Madison.