Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Presbytery Office main phone number 412-323-1400

Leadership Staff
Support Staff

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

LEADERSHIP STAFF

Sheldon Sorge, General Minister to Pittsburgh Presbytery
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 314 or direct line 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 CampbellCarla Campbell, Stated Clerk & Congregational Transition Specialist
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 319 or direct line 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
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 318 or direct line 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 MinistryNew 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 LoweRalph Lowe, Director of Justice Ministries
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 316 or direct line 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 BurfordRoy Burford, Business Administrator
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 322 or direct line 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 building management and technology for the presbytery office, as well as being the primary presbytery liaison for any issues relating to church properties.  Please contact him if you have questions about any of these areas.


SUPPORT STAFF

Cathy NelsonCathy Nelson, Executive Assistant
Email
| 412-323-1400 ext. 315 or direct line 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, 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 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.


Adrien DomskeAdrien Domske, Administrative Assistant and Webmaster
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 317 or direct line 412-697- 9207 

Adrien supports all the duties of the Office of the Stated Clerk as well as being a presbytery staff liaison for the Executive Committee and Commission on Preparation for Ministry, as well as supporting Ralph Lowe in the Justice Ministries of Pittsburgh Presbytery.  She oversees the population and maintenance of the presbytery website and compiles the weekly newsletters, is responsible for all areas of registration for presbytery meetings, and helps to maintain records and historical archives. Please contact her if you have questions about any of these areas.


Dorothy WinterDorothy Winter, Financial Secretary
Email | 412-323-1400 ext. 323 or direct line 412-697-9208 

Dorothy supports all areas under the financial office.  She works part time and is in the office Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please contact her for any questions about this area.


Kenny SummersKenny SummersCustodian