Presbytery Office main phone number 412-323-1400
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
Sheldon Sorge, General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery
Email | 412-323-1401
Sheldon is the primary presbytery staff liaison for the Commission on Ministry, Executive Committee, Generosity Committee, Presbyterian Men, Personnel and Nominations Committees, as well as overseeing mission coordination & development, constituency communications, and denominational, ecumenical, & interfaith relationships. Please contact him if you have questions about any of these areas.
Carla Campbell, Stated Clerk & Congregational Transition Specialist
Email | 412-323-1405
Carla is head of the Office of the Stated Clerk and handles all stated clerk affairs, as well as being the primary presbytery staff liaison for the Executive Committee and Ecclesiastical Committee. She also oversees the congregational process for pastoral transitions, church governance & polity, and presbytery and session minute reading meetings. Please contact her if you have questions about any of these areas. Stated Clerk forms and resources can also be accessed directly here.
Brian Wallace, Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries
Email | 412-323-1402
Brian is the primary presbytery staff liaison for congregations in the North Branch and East Branch of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, Administrative Commission for Transformation, Commission on Preparation for Ministry, New Worshiping Communities Commission, and Next Generation Ministry Team, as well as overseeing areas of children & youth ministries. Please contact him if you have questions about any of these areas.
Ralph Lowe, Associate Minister for Justice Ministries
Email | 412-323-1403
Ralph is the primary presbytery staff liaison for the South Branch and West Branch of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, as well as the Administrative Commission for Transformation, Amos 5:24 Ministry Team, Anti-Racism Transformation Team, Freedom Rising Pilot Project, Peacemaking Ministry Team, Hunger Fund Ministry Team, National Black Presbyterian Caucus Pittsburgh Chapter, Great Commission, and the Self-Development of People Ministry Team. Please contact him if you have questions about any of these areas.
Roy Burford, Business Administrator
Email | 412-323-1406
Roy is the primary presbytery staff liaison for the Finance and Property Committee. He oversees the business and financial office, including processing all grants, funds, and scholarships, from our various ministries. He also covers the Property Management and technology for the presbytery office, as well as being the primary presbytery liaison for any issues relating to church properties. Please contact Roy with questions on the Presbytery Budget, Payroll Processing, Housing Allowance, Financial Reviews and Audits, and other areas related to church administration.
Cathy Nelson, Executive Assistant
Email | 412-697- 9210
Cathy supports the areas under Sheldon Sorge, General Minister, and Brian Wallace, Associate Minister. She is also a presbytery staff liaison to Commission on Ministry, Executive Committee, Administrative Commission for Transformation, Freedom Rising Pilot Project, International Partnership, New Worshiping Communities Commission, Generosity Committee, Nominations Committee, and Personnel Committee. She is also responsible for some of the bookkeeping functions including accounts payable and areas of hospitality of gatherings at the presbytery office hosted by Pittsburgh Presbytery. Please contact her if you have questions about any of these areas.
Jenny (Petrantoni) Tarrant, Administrative Assistant
Email | 412-697-9207
Jenny supports the work of Carla Campbell, Stated Clerk, and Ralph Lowe, Director of Justice Ministries. She provides administrative support for the Commission on Preparation for Ministry and serves as Webmaster. She is also responsible for publishing the weekly PNews e-letter. Please contact her if you have questions about any of these areas.
Moderator Rev. Rebecca DePoe – Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church (North Branch)
Senior Vice Moderator Elder Louise Schoppe – Ken Mawr United Presbyterian Church (West Branch)
Vice Moderator Rev. Ben Schneider, First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth (South Branch)
Vice Moderator: Rev. Dr. Tyler Domske, Wexford Community Presbyterian Church (North Branch)
Vice Moderator: Elder Sally Huber-Lewis, Oakmont Presbyterian Church (East Branch)