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Clay Murphy, president

Clay Murphy, President

Owner, Sonny's BBQ Franchises

Clay Murphy is a Palatka native, who attended St. Johns community college and was a highway state trooper for 26 years. He moved to St. Augustine in 1991. Upon retirement, his wife and he purchased the local Sonny’s BBQ franchise (2008). Clay met Lisa 24 years ago at church and got involved with AOMH 10 years ago after attending an AOMH banquet. He and his wife became donors for five consecutive years, and at Lisa’s invitation, he joined the board.  He served first as a Board member, then secretary, and in early 2015 he became Vice-President.  His goals as Vice-President are twofold:  to be guided by the Spirit, and to help AOMH become a sustainable organization over the long haul. He enjoys flying airplanes and going to the movies with his wife Pam. They have three kids and three grandchildren.

 Conley Lemons, Vice President

Conley "Sonny" Lemons, Vice President

Retired Private Investigator

Sonny hails from West Virginia.  He moved to and settled in St. Augustine by way of Ft. Lauderdale 17 years ago. He served on the AOMH Board of Directors many years ago when Alpha-Omega Miracle Home ran a pregnancy crisis center on US 1, and his wife worked as its bookkeeper. Eventually, he transitioned out of his role as board member, only to return in 2014 at Lisa’s invitation. Sonny is deeply passionate about eliminating abortion and providing alternate safe spaces for women.  He would like to see AOMH continue on a “strong, controlled and successful path.”  He is an avid boater and Canadian fisherman. He has loved saltwater all his life; Canadian fishing is his favorite. He has a step-son and an adopted son and is happily married.


 Connie Carroll, Treasurer

Connie Carroll, Treasurer

Semi-retired Business Owner

Connie is semi-retired as an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She previously owned and operated an accounting practice with her husband in Jacksonville, FL for over 25 years. Her relationship with AOMH began when she attended a banquet dinner in October of 2012. The testimonies of Lisa and residents moved her profoundly. She served as a volunteer receptionist in early 2013 and became responsible for AOMH’s accounting by mid-2013. She organizes and ensures that AOMH has current and correct financial reporting as well as managing funds. She began her service as Treasurer on the Board in 2014. Additionally, she is part of several AOMH steering committees. Her participation is entirely faith-based, and she believes in the truth of Mother Teresa’s words, “Single mothers are poverty.”


 Darlene Godwin

Darlene Godwin, Secretary

Retired Business Owner

Darlene is native to St.Augustine. She has supported AOMH since its beginning, serving as a volunteer in various capacities, including at special events, and most recently as secretary for the board for a year. In 2016 she became an official Board Member.Professionally she has worked as an office manager and in reality.Presently, she and her husband are in semi-retirement and serve as ambassadors for Camping World; she works part-time at the Compass RV Park.They have traveled extensively in the states and have a particular fondness for Montana and Idaho.Must see recommendations include: Black Hill, South Dakota; Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon.Darlene affirms that God made a big world, and seeing His creation is an expression of gratitude.



Board Members


Stephen Alexander, Esq., Legal Advisor

Owner, Alexander Law Firm

Lisa Franklin

Founder/CEO, Alpha-Omega Miracle Home

Lisa Payne

Vice President, Fidelity Bank

John Ruggeri

Owner/President of Ruggeri Construction, Inc.

Danny Tanton

Retired Business Owner


Carrie Mickler

Branch Manager Center State Bank


Bridget Varnedoe

HR Operations Trainer Wellnext Health


Greg Watts

Retired COO/CFO The Sulzbacher Center


Tiffany Cowie

Director, Division of Management Services and Public Affairs
St. Johns River Water Management District



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