Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty As dean, Heather works with the faculty to develop the Seminary's curriculum and academic policies as well as program and course offerings. As vice president, she oversees the operations of the Academic Affairs and related offices as well as admissions and enrollment.
Registrar Anne manages the functions of the Registrar’s Office including the registration process for new and returning students, scheduling courses offered each term, maintaining student academic records, processes transcript requests, and maintaining degree audits to certify students for graduation. Additionally, Anne assists students and faculty in navigating their respective portals and works with the dean and faculty on future course offerings.
Director of Enrollment and Co-Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute Derek’s work with enrollment focuses on developing and analyzing enrollment strategies. He frequently represents the Seminary through teaching and preaching engagements. In addition to his work in enrollment, he prepares young leaders for a variety of vocations through the Miller Summer Youth Institute.
Admissions Coordinator Hallie serves the vice president for planning and institutional effectiveness with various projects related to institutional effectiveness, prospective students, enrollment, and the admissions process.
Director of Admissions Tony deals with everything related to admissions from recruitment, to answering questions about our degree programs, to helping applicants through the application process. He is the main contact for international students and coordinates the visit events.
Circulation Manager Ellen oversees the library’s circulation desk activities (checking books in and out, entering new borrowers, updating records, and the like). She also trains and supervises the students who work in the library.
Acquisitions Assistant If you need a book or an article, just let Scott know and he will make sure to purchase it for our library, or pass it on to our interlibrary loan librarian to loan it for you from another library.
Interlibrary Loan/Reference Librarian Mark handles Interlibrary loan (borrowing materials from other libraries). He also provides reference assistance and oversees library operations on select evenings.
Vice President for Finance and Administration Tom oversees the financial and other administrative functions of the Seminary, including facilities, information technology, human resources, and food service. He is a member of the senior leadership team.
Director of the Church Planting Initiative Karen oversee's the Seminary's Church Planting Initiative which supports Christian leaders who participate in God’s work of developing new Christian communities and revitalizing existing congregations. Learn more about the program.
Director of Information Technology David is in charge of the Seminary’s technology infrastructure including the Seminary’s network, servers, databases, websites, telephone system, printing resources, and software solutions as well as support for these systems.
Database and Website Administrator David runs reports from the Seminary's database, oversees the functionality of the Seminary's website, and is in charge of the Seminary's website portal for students, faculty, and staff.
Director of Alumnae/i and Church Relations Carolyn works with alums to host the annual Alumnae/i Days events, Phonathon, and graduation brunch. Additionally, she is the liaison between the Seminary and supporting churches.
Director of Advancement Amanda directs the initiatives of the Advancement Office. She builds and fosters relationships with the Seminary’s friends and donors, focusing on annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts.
Communications and Marketing Specialist Robin is responsible for advertising, marketing, and event promotion as it relates to Continuing Education, Church Planting Initiative, Kelso Museum, Metro-Urban Institute, and the World Mission Initiative.
Senior Writer and Resource Strategist Connie works with the various Advancement and auxiliary program directors to develop online and printed resources, as well as public relations and fund-raising materials, that serve the Seminary’s wide array of constituents.
Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Jim serves on the Seminary’s administrative cabinet and oversees the Seminary’s accreditation. He works closely with the Board of Directors and other leadership to determine and carry out the Seminary’s strategic plan.
Associate Curator Jennifer oversees and coordinates the operations of the museum, and plans and coordinates production of museum exhibits. She also welcomes visitors and special groups to the museum, and conducts research on objects in the collection. Learn more about the Musuem.
Resouce Curator Consultant Karen provides research oversight, exhibit planning, connections to scholars and other museums, programmatic planning in conjunction with staff and visiting committee, as well as fundraising activities.
Director of the Metro-Urban Institute Kimberly directs the Christian Leadership Certificate Program and the Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry in addition to visioning the future of MUI and how the Seminary can serve the urban community. Learn more about the program.
Administrative Assistant to the Metro-Urban Institute Katie provides administrative support for the MUI program, and helps to coordinate the program’s educational opportunities as well as other MUI events and promotions in the greater Pittsburgh community.
Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute Erin Davenport co-directs the Miller Summer Youth Institute with her husband, Derek. Erin plans the two-week long Institute held every summer for rising high school seniors. She also serves the more than 450 alumnae/i of the program year round by holding reunions, communicating with them on social media, and traveling to visit them. Learn more about the program.
Director of Enrollment and Co-Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute Derek is the co-director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute and works to bring high-school-aged youth to campus to explore theological education.
President and Professor of Cross-Cultural Theological Education President Esterline works with the Seminary's leadership team to determine the Seminary's core focuses and new programs. He is a faculty member and teaches courses cross-cultural theological education.
Administrative Assistant to the President Linda Smith assists President Esterline in his daily activities as well as schedules his calendar and makes his travel arrangements. Additionally, Linda is a Notary Public and can serve all members of the PTS community in this capacity.
Vice President for Student Services and Community Engagement and Dean of Students John is a member of the Seminary Cabinet and oversee all matters related to community life and engagement and student services such as placement and pastoral care needs.
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students and Director of Financial Aid Danielle coordinates the Preaching Association which provides students with opportunities to preach in local congregations. Additionally, she supports the dean with administrative tasks. Danielle also works with the Financial Aid Office to coordinate the work-support program.
Director of the World Mission Initiative leads the mission focus at the Seminary that seeks to engage students in what God is doing in the world through short-term cross-cultural mission experiences and other exposures. Learn more about the program.
Administrative Assistant to the World Mission Initiative Katie provides administrative support for the WMI program, and helps to coordinate missions trips, conferences, and other opportunities the program offers.
Chapel Musician Michael directs the PTS Chapel Choir, provides musical accompaniment for daily chapel services drawing on a wide variety of worship music, and guides students in selecting and leading worship music.