Christine Chakoian, vice president for Seminary advancement, oversees the Advancement Office operations. In the past 35 years, she has held positions at Presbyterian churches in Illinois, Oregon, Ohio, and New York. Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.A.), Yale University Divinity School (M.Div.), and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
cchakoian@pts.edu
412-924-1422
Carolyn Cranston '99, director of alumnae/i and church relations, has served as an administrator since 2000. She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S.) and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div.).Carolyn is ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA) and serves as a part-time associate pastor at Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church.
ccranston@pts.edu
412-924-1375
Dominick Oliver, director of development, started at the Seminary in 2017. He directs the planning and implementation of all programs and activities associated with the Seminary's annual fund. In addition, he oversees donor services, along with planned and major gift giving. Dominick is a graduate of Duquesne University (B.S. and MBA).
doliver@pts.edu
412-924-1460
 
Connie Gundry Tappy, senior writer and resource strategist, joined the advancement staff in 2009 and has served as project administrator of the Seminary-sponsored Zeitah Excavations since 1999. She earned her bachelor’s in religious studies from Westmont College and her master's in theological studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
ctappy@pts.edu
412-924-1386
Katie Yates, advancement coordinator, is responsible for maintaining daily operations within the Advancement Office. She joined PTS in 2014 as administrative assistant to the Metro-Urban Institute and World Mission Initiative, and began her current position in 2018. She is a graduate of Samford University (B.A.) and Ohio University (M.A.). Contact Katie if you have a question about your donation or if you would like to make a gift over the phone.
kyates@pts.edu
412-924-1376