Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
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P.O. Box 120552
Nashville, TN 37212
Organization Details

Executive Director

Executive Director Rev. Stacy Rector
E-mail stacy@tennesseedeathpenalty.org
Term Start October 2006
Stacy's Experience: The Reverend Stacy Rector is a native of Dyersburg, Tennessee, and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology from Rhodes College. She also was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1993. Reverend Rector attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta from 1993 to1996 on full scholarship where she received a Masters of Divinity, including special recognition in the area of Hebrew Bible. During her seminary years, Reverend Rector spent time at the Open Door Community in Atlanta, serving the homeless and advocating for an end to the death penalty and the rights of those on death row in Georgia. She served as an assistant chaplain in a women's correctional facility in Atlanta during the summer of 1995 and as a part-time staff member of the nonprofit Prison Ministries with Women. The following summer, in 1996, Reverend Rector taught in Nanjing, China at Nanjing Theological Seminary as an ESL teacher. Upon her return to the US, she served as a chaplain at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, especially focusing on those with severe mental illness. Reverend Rector was called as Associate Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville in 1997 and was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on January 25, 1998. During her tenure at Second Presbyterian Church, she created a thriving youth program, facilitated the development of the community outreach ministries of the church, preached and taught on a regular basis, and served as the acting Head of Staff of the church for a period of 9 months. Reverend Rector has worked with a number of Tennessee organizations promoting social justice, including the Restorative Justice Coalition of Tennessee, where she served as a board member, and the clergy caucus of Tying Nashville Together?a grassroots, interfaith organization advocating for systemic change in Nashville. She has served as a board member of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Community Shares Tennessee. She currently serves on the UKIRK Board of Directors (Presbyterian Church U.S.A. College and Young Adult Ministry in Nashville).


Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%

Plans & Policies

Does your organization have a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does your organization have a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
When was the Strategic Plan adopted? November 2017
Does your organization have a Management Succession Plan? No
Does your organization have a Policy and Procedure Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Does the organization have a Whistle Blower Policy?
Does the organization have a Document Destruction Policy?


Is there a formal evaluation for... Frequency (if applicable)
CEO/Executive Director Yes Annually
Senior Management Yes Annually
Non-Management Yes Annually


Affiliation Year
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 2006
Community Shares 2003


Award / Recognition Organization Year
Best Middle Tennessee Blogs | Best Pro/Anti-Something Tennessee Bloggers 2006
Host City Award National Coalition to Abolish State Killing 2003
Moratorium Team Award Equal Justice USA 2004
Social Justice Organization of the Year (Memphis) Mid-South Peace and Justice Center 2002
State Affiliate Conference Activity Award National Coalition to Abolish State Killing 2005