to the Pittsburgh Presbytery
Pittsburgh Presbytery serves the PC(USA) congregations in Allegheny County.
Our Foundational Principle
Our God is a missionary God; we are a missionary people. In response to God's call, through our congregations and staff, and by means of our money and other resources, we will turn out to the communities of Pittsburgh Presbytery in love, bearing fruit through evangelism, training disciples, serving with mission agencies, working for racial, social and economic justice and strengthening ecumenical bonds. Jesus told his followers:
"You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another." (John 15:16-17)
Pittsburgh Presbytery is a covenant community formed by the triune God,
called to share together in the ongoing life and ministry of Jesus Christ,
proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel publicly in word and deed
in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pittsburgh Presbytery staff "equips the saints for the work of ministry" in Christ's name by:
- Gathering church leaders regularly to be strengthened for participation in Christ's mission, personal devotion to Christ's call, and richer fellowship in Christ
- Assisting congregations through transitions and challenges in their ministry
- Mobilizing presbytery to fulfill Christ's great commission
- Encouraging and enabling for ministry those whom Christ calls into leadership
Click here for "The Guide," a summary of ministry areas for which each staff person is responsible and their contact information.
Executive Committee Co-Chairs
Commission on Ministry Co-Chairs
Rev. Thomas B. Ribar (Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church)
Rev. Susan T. Rothenberg (Member At Large)
Commission on Preparation for Ministry
The Pittsburgh Presbytery Center is located at
901 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Feel free to contact us:
Presbytery Office Hours:
8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Doors closed during lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM
Doors closed; the support staff will be in the office from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Severe Winter Weather Policy
In the event of severe winter weather, Pittsburgh Presbytery will follow the schedule of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In cases of delays, any meeting scheduled to begin before the staff arrives at the office (8:00 AM) will be canceled. For example, if there is a two hour delay, meetings scheduled before 10:00 AM will be canceled.