Alumnae/i Days 2017
Join us for events of interest to alums of all ages April 25-26, 2017.
Call Director of Alumnae/i and Church Relations, the Rev. Carolyn Cranston ’99, at 412-924-1375, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Alumnae/i Days 2016
It was great to see so many familiar faces back on campus during Alumnae/i Days 2016! We celebrated Linking: Faith. Family. Fellowship.
Steven A. Falci ’03
Steve A. Falci ’03, CFA, Roman Catholic by background, has been on a fascinating journey since graduation as he combines his career in investments with the values and beliefs central to his studies at seminary.
For more than 30 years, Steve has served as an executive leader building and overseeing strategic initiatives, investment teams, and managing assets at traditional and sustainable asset management firms. He currently works as chief investment officer at PAX World Management LLC in Portsmouth, N.H. Additionally, Steve serves on the investment committee of Mercy Investment Services providing oversight for the socially responsible investment management of the assets of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Steve earned his BS and MBA from New York University and his MA from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is married to Christine Metzner, and they have two sons, Matthew and Isaac.
The Rev. Dr. David R. Hosick ’76
The Rev. Dr. David R. Hosick ’76 has served congregations in four states over 40 years.
After graduating from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Dave served Central PC in Omaha, Neb.; Fairhill PC (now Heritage PC) in Lincoln, Neb.; First PC of Sharon, Pa.; First PC of Meadville, Pa.; Tryon PC in Tryon, N.C.; and First PC of St. Petersburg, Fla. He retired from there in 2015 and now moderates the Western Region Committee on Ministry of Tampa Bay Presbytery and volunteers at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. He has written articles for Faith at Work magazine, These Days, and reNEWS.
Dave earned his BA from Grove City College, MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary. In his free time Dave likes to golf, fish, read, work crossword puzzles, and cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He is married to his wife of 43 years, Joanie. They have three children.
The Rev. Thomas E. Johnson Jr. ’93
The Rev. Thomas E. Johnson Jr. ’92 is head of school and co-founder of The Neighborhood Academy. As a teacher and coach for 10 years, Tom honed the skills and garnered the experience necessary to partner in the founding and building of both a pilot summer school, and later the educational model which became The Neighborhood Academy.
An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is currently serving as associate pastor at the Community of Reconciliation.
An advocate for educating the urban poor, Tom speaks to audiences across the region on issues affecting education and low-income youth. He has also published articles on topics of moral education, coaching lacrosse, and student advisory programs.
Tom is a graduate of The College of Wooster (BA) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (MDiv). He holds an honorary doctorate from Bethany College.
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan D. W. Lawrence ’97
The Rev. Dr. Jonathan D. W. Lawrence ’97 is associate professor of religious studies and theology at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. Jonathan’s teaching and research interests include Hebrew Bible, biblical Greek, archaeology of the Bible, New Testament, early church, early Judaism, Holocaust studies, and Jewish-Christian dialogue.
Ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA, Jonathan now serves a small United Church of Christ congregation. He has traveled extensively in Israel, Jordan, and India and spent a month teaching at Pacific Theological College in Fiji.
He is a graduate of Haverford College (BA), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Notre Dame University (PhD) and attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar.
Jonathan and his wife, Jessica Weintraub Lawrence ’97, have two daughters, Gillian and Audrey.
Josephine (Jodie) B. Moore ’96
Josephine (Jodie) B. Moore ’96 is the president and co-founder of The Neighborhood Academy, a faith-based, independent, college-prep high school for Pittsburgh’s low-income youth.
In the late 1980s, supported by five East End churches, Jodie started the Larimer Avenue Youth Club, a street ministry working with at-risk youth in some of Pittsburgh’s most distressed neighborhoods.
While in seminary, she founded and ran a summer school for at-risk teens. After six successful summers, she developed a business plan that would lead to The Neighborhood Academy’s opening in 2001. The Academy is now located on a beautiful new campus in Stanton Heights.
Jodie earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, her associate degree in interior design from the New York School of Design, and her MDiv from PTS. She’s the mother of one son, Tory.
The Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry
The Rev. Allison T. Bauer ’05
The Rev. Allison T. Bauer ’05 serves as pastor at Second PC in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Describing the ministry setting to which she feels called, Allison writes, "Are you a congregation with a bit of a risky streak in it? Game to serve God in a crazy or unusual way if it will make a memory or connection between faith and life? I have a similar penchant for wacky ideas and would very much enjoy being a co-conspirator with you."And she has done just this sort of creative ministry at Frankfort PC, where she served for 10 years.
Allison is a past president of the Pittsburgh Seminary Alumnae/i Council. She has also worked with the Beaver-Butler Presbytery in a variety of capacities, including as moderator in 2014.
Allison earned her BA from Grove City College and MDiv from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In her leisure time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and reading.