About us

Salisbury Urban Ministries (SUM) began in 1992 after clergy and laity met together to develop programs for the community's materially impoverished. SUM became a United Way Agency in 2000 and received the Community Foundation's Richard A. Henson Foundation Award for Excellence in 2001. In June of 2011, SUM received the Kim Jefferson Award for outstanding urban ministry. The Light of Literacy Award was given to Kid's Cafe' in 2018.

Salisbury Urban Ministries is designated as a Maryland Food Bank Tier 1 Strategic Partner

Salisbury Urban Ministries's mission is to develop and implement programs that serve and minister to the needs of materially impoverished people.

our Staff:
Debbie Donaway

Executive Director

Dawn Shores

Lazarus Program Coordinator

Carlyse Matthews

Kid's Cafe Coordinator

Pam Alexander

Office Manager

Colleen Queen

Kid's Cafe Assistant Coordinator

Jerry Palmer


Rachel Hesselink - Chairperson          Lori Conaway - Vice-Chair            

Bill Shockley - Treasurer

Barbara Wilgus - Secretary

Debbie Donaway - Ex. Director

Judy Barkley

Debbie Bounds

Maria Carter

Pat Duncan

Joe Dykes

Howard Ennis

Carolee Greenwood

Priscilla Jackson

Martha Roberts

Terri Stuck

Rev Bernadette Beckett

Rev Christina Blake

Rev Frederick Duncan

Rev Jay Hurley

Rev Kyung Mo Koo

Rev SunAe Lee-Koo

Rev Tom Pasmore

Rev Gary Tulak

Rev Zachary Wheeler

Parish Council




Physical Address:

326 Barclay Street

Salisbury, MD 21804

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1792

Salisbury, MD 21802

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