Our Staff


Shari 2015

Shari Heberton
Administrative Assistant 

Born & raised in Greensboro, NC, Shari moved to Greenville in 1987.

She and her husband, John, have 2 adult children: Michael, a Clemson grad and Amy, an Auburn University grad.

Shari enjoys researching her Russian/Romanian genealogy, reading on her Kindle, and going to the movies, theater, and restaurants with family & friends. Her favorite cuisines are Thai, Vietnamese, and farm-to-table. And a daily fix of chocolate.laughing Shari & her friends celebrated their Bunco group’s 15th anniversary in 2014 and they continue the monthly tradition. 

A TOI member since 1999, she began her role as the Temple’s Administrative Assistant in the summer of 2014.

Temple office hours:
Monday-Tuesday 9:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm
Phone-864.292.1782 Ext. 100

 Amy Wilson King

Amy Wilson King

Amy graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Corporate Finance and began her career working for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and the Office of Thrift Supervision where she was a federal thrift regulator responsible for risk-based examinations of federal savings and loans throughout the east coast.

After Amy and her husband, Jamey, moved to Greenville, she worked with Elliott Davis performing various bank internal audit engagements. Amy has most recently been focused on being a full-time mother to her and Jamey's two children, Ginny, and Jake. She enjoys spending time outdoors including hiking, walking with her dog, flat-water paddling, and gardening.

Amy's office hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:45am-12:45am
Phone-864.292.1782 Ext. 102


Kym 2015

Kym Klapperich
Director of Education TOI Religious School
Kym has been Director of Education at the Temple of Israel since 2011 and a Temple of Israel member since 2007.  She has worked in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, curriculum coordinator and director.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Masters Degree in Education from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.  Kym grew up with a strong background in Reform Judaism.  She studied and was a Bat Mitzvah at a Reform congregation in the Chicago suburbs, spent her summers going to OSRUI URJ Camp on Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and spent a NFTY Summer in Israel as a teenager.  After graduating from college, Kym spent a year as an OTZMA volunteer in Israel and worked as a NFTY tour guide in Israel. 

Kym has been living in the Upstate since 1997 with her husband, Mark, and her two children, Jasmine and Alex.  She loves world travel, working with horses, and spending time in the mountains and at the beach with her family.  She also stays busy at home with the family’s two dogs, cat, horse, and pet corn snake.
Phone-864.292.1782 Ext. 101 

Lloyd Culbertson

Lloyd was born in Sumter, SC. A graduate of USC, Lloyd and his wife, Susan, have 2 daughters, Kacy and Leslie and 3 granddaughters. Lloyd has been a part of our Temple staff for over 20 years!
Margaret Hawkins
Margaret is a Greenville, SC native. She has served in churches of all traditions as organist and minister of music, administering full choir programs of all ages. She has recently retired as an independent teacher of piano, organ and voice, and has served as an accompanist in school and university settings.
She was educated at North Greenville University, Furman University, and Erskine Theological Seminary. She is organist and soloist for the First Church of Christ Scientist, is an adjudicator for music scholarships, and is past Dean of the Greenville Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. She freelances as organist and vocal soloist for weddings and funerals.
She and husband, Harold, are parents of two adult sons.