Master's and Certificates

Tracy Riggle Young is the Seminary's senior director of enrollment services. She's a graduate of Denison University and Union Theological Seminary. Prior to working at the Seminary, she taught at The Neighborhood Academy and with Teach for America in addition to working in the admissions arena. Tracy is excited to help students discern their calls to ministry and ensure their success while in seminary. Her research interests include feminist theology and Black liberation theology.

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The Rev. Chris Taylor '19 works as an admissions counselor. He first came to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as a teen in the Miller Summer Youth Institute. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 2015, Chris spent a summer in Acadia National Park and served as a youth director in Raleigh before moving back to his hometown of Pittsburgh to attend PTS. Chris has also been serving at Parkwood Presbyterian Church in Allison Park since 2017. You can often catch Chris watching Pittsburgh sports, Carolina basketball, reading a good book, or exploring the outdoors. | 412-924-1380

Sean Thomas serves as an admissions counselor. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University (B.S. and M.Ed.) and is working toward his Ph.D. in administration and leadership at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Sean comes to PTS after serving in a variety of recruitment and student services roles at the Community College of Allegheny County. He is a member of Central Baptist Church. Growing up in Pittsburgh has made Sean a die-hard Steelers fan!

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Doctor of Ministry

Ramona Spencer works as the associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. She says of her time at Pittsburgh Seminary, “You can do administrative ‘stuff’ anywhere, but what sets PTS apart is God’s particular people here.” Focused and deeply rooted in her call to be caring and loving, she understands her role as a supporter of seminarians—people who set their lives apart to serve and teach God’s people in the larger community. | 412-924-1381

Jane Larson is the program and enrollment coordinator for the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry and the Doctor of Ministry Program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she also completed her M.Div. and the Graduate Certificate in Adaptive and Innovative Ministry. Jane finds deep joy in sharing food and drink with friends and neighbors, hiking through both woods and desert alike, and returning to her roots in Western New York. Jane helped to start a 1001 New Worshiping Community in Pittsburgh called Sanctuary. She guides prospective students through the admission process and facilitates student support and program initiatives for the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry.

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