Academic Affairs and Student Services
Admissions
Barbour Library
Business Office
Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry
Continuing Education
Doctor of Ministry Program
Facilities
Field Education
Human Resources
Information Technology
Institutional Advancement
Kelso Museum
Metro-Urban Institute
Miller Summer Youth Institute
Placement Office
President's Office
World Mission Initiative

 


Academic Affairs and Student Services

 
Leanna FullerInterim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty As interim dean, Leanna 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. Leanna is a member of the senior leadership team. 
Barbara BlodgettAssociate Dean for Academic Programs, Assessment, and Field Education Barbara works with Seminary faculty, program offices, and other constituencies to provide academic coordination to further the Seminary's core educational mission, manages the assessment of student learning outcomes and accreditation, and oversees the Field Education program. Learn more about the program.
Ashley JohnsonAssociate Director for Student Services Ashley nurtures students’ vocational potential, and provides administrative support for formation activities and implementation of department communications.
Anne MaloneRegistrar and Student Support Specialist Anne manages the functions of the Registrar’s Office including the registration process for new and returning students, scheduling courses offered each semester, maintaining student academic records, processing transcript requests, and maintaining degree audits to certify students for graduation. Additionally, Anne provides curricular-related pastoral and vocational support as a member of the student services team.
Holly McKelveyAdministrative Assistant for Academic Support Holly supports the Center for Writing and Learning Support and the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Assessment, and Field Education.
Mary O'Shan (Shan) OvertonDirector of the Center for Writing and Learning Support Shan oversees the Seminary's Center for Writing and Learning Support. In this role, she serves as a resource to students, faculty, and the broader community. Learn more about the Writing Center.
Kendra Buckwalter SmithDirector of the Worship Program Kendra coordinates the Seminary’s worship program, which equips students for Christian ministries as faithful, thoughtful, and hospitable worshipers and worship leaders. Learn more about the Worship Program. 
Ayana TeterAssociate Dean for Students and Formation Ayana oversees all student support functions, including formation, vocation, placement, care teams, student organizations, and the Houses of Study. She is a member of the senior leadership team. 
Derek Woodard-LehmanAdministrative Assistant Derek assists in the day-to-day operations of the Dean of Faculty's office, including coordinating commencement.

 

Admissions

 
Tracy Riggle YoungSenior Director of Enrollment Services Tracy's work includes assisting students in discerning their calls to ministry while also ensuring their ongoing success while at the Seminary. She is a member of the senior leadership team. 
Ryan JensemaAssociate Director of Financial Aid Ryan directs the financial aid program for students. This includes grants, scholarships, and loans. He also manages the Seminary's Work-Support Program.
Chris TaylorAdmissions Counselor Chris serves prospective students to answer any questions related to the admissions process, scheduling a campus visit, or meeting different program directors or faculty.
Sean ThomasAdmissions Counselor Sean serves prospective students to answer any questions related to the admissions process, scheduling a campus visit, or meeting different program directors or faculty.

 

Barbour Library

 
Michelle SpomerDirector of Barbour Library Michelle oversees all aspects of the library. Learn more about the library.
Carrie CarterElectronic Resources Librarian Carrie manages electronic resources such as databases and ebooks, and maintains the library's online catalog.
Julien Donahoe Acquisitions and Serials Librarian Julien develops acquisitions policies and procedures and orders library materials.
Mark C. RussellResearch and Instruction Librarian Mark develops research and instruction programming that supports faculty research and student coursework and manages interlibrary loan services.
Darlene VeghtsHead of Technical Services Darlene oversees all aspects of technical services including cataloging, serials, and materials processing.
Tisha WooUser Services Librarian Tisha manages circulation operations and develops programming, policies, and services that support user access to the library.

 

Business Office

 
Tom HindsVice President for Finance and Administration Tom oversees the financial and other administrative functions of the Seminary, including facilities, information technology, and food service. He is a member of the senior leadership team.
Ruth AllenAccountant/Payroll Ruth serves as an accountant and also handles the Seminary's payroll. 
Terrance (Cass) CassidyAccounting Specialist In this role, Cass assists with the Seminary's accounts payables. 
Kendra EberhardtSenior Accountant Kendra's responsibilities include financial reporting, as well as the automation and implementation of accounting systems, procedures, and controls.
Ellen FriscoAssistant Controller Ellen manages the accounting and financial operations of the Seminary. 
Diane PoznickAccountant - Student Accounts and Payroll Diane prepares and processes payroll for all PTS employees. She also performs a variety of accounts payable and other accounting activities.

 

Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry

 
Karen RohrerDirector of the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry Karen oversees the Seminary's Center for Adaptive and innovative Ministry, which supports Christian leaders who participate in God’s work of developing new Christian communities and revitalizing existing congregations. Learn more about the program.
Katelyn FisherAdministrative Assistant for the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry Katelyn provides administrative support to AIM. 
Jane LarsonProgram and Enrollment Coordinator for the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry Jane guides prospective students through the admission process and facilitates student support and program initiatives for the Center for Adaptive and Innovative Ministry.

 

Continuing Education

 
Helen BlierDirector of Continuing Education Helen determines the Seminary's CE offerings. She is working to develop new programs for church leaders and lay persons. Learn more about the program.

 

Doctor of Ministry Program

 
Jane LarsonProgram and Enrollment Coordinator for the Doctor of Ministry Program Jane guides prospective students through the admissions process and provides program support to the Doctor of Ministry Program.
Ramona SpencerAssociate Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program Ramona coordinates the daily operations of the office, student support, and class preparation in the Doctor of Ministry Program. 

 

Facilities

 
Tom FultonFacilities Director Tom manages the facilities department which is charged with maintaining the Seminary's grounds.
Darryl AllenCustodian Darryl works in the student housing building to provide clean living spaces.
Bob CieriCustodian Bob ensures that McNaugher is clean and welcoming to the PTS community and beyond.
Dan HolmesDirector of Mail and Print/Copy Services Dan serves all members of the community in sorting and delivering the mail as well as copying and mailing a variety of communications.
Joe MafriciAssistant Facilities Director Joe assists in managing the Seminary's facilities and can be found working in a variety of trades.
Robert MarnikStationary Engineer Robert is the Seminary’s “comfort specialist” in charge of the heating and cooling operations.
John McMahonBuilding and Grounds Maintenance John provides custodial services in the Chapel and takes care of the grounds.
Walter MorganCustodian Walter makes sure the newly renovated Barbour Library is clean for students and visitors to study.
Audrey StarrCustodian Audrey works to keep Long Hall clean and ready for special events and daily lectures.

 

Field Education

 
Barbara BlodgettAssociate Dean for Academic Programs, Assessment, and Field Education Barbara directs the Seminary's Field Education program. Learn more about the program.
Holly McKelveyAdministrative Assistant for Academic Support Holly provides support to the Field Education program.

Human Resources

 
Josie HooverDirector of Human Resources Josie is responsible for all human resources matters, including benefits, Title IX, and personnel. She is a member of the senior leadership team. 

Information Technology

 
David MiddletonDirector 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.
Brian FidellNetwork Administrator Brian assists the IT director in managing the Seminary's network including phones and e-mails. He provides IT support to employees.
Bobby Jarsulic  Audio Visual Technician Bobby offers A/V support to the Seminary community by providing event assistance and setting up equipment and/or software.
David KeysDatabase 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.

 

Institutional Advancement

 
Charles Fischer IIIVice President for Seminary Advancement Charles directs all aspects of fundraising, alumni/ae and church relations, marketing and communications, and life-long learning activities at the Seminary. He is a member of the senior leadership team. 
Elizabeth BaisleyWelcome Center Front Desk Coordinator Elizabeth works with internal and external groups to schedule PTS facilities and events, manages overnight housing, and welcomes visitors to campus at the Reception Desk.
Carolyn CranstonDirector 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.
Erin DavenportDirector of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects Erin works to advance the Seminary through a variety of strategic initiatives. 
Erik HoekeWriter Erik is responsible for a variety of writing and editing projects across the Seminary, including the Panorama and celebrations magazines, seasonal devotionals, the blog, and other communications.
Hallie IsadoreDatabase and Donor Services Specialist Hallie manages the Advancement computer databases and acknowledgment system related to donor and constituent relations. She assists with constituent events and communications.
Melissa LoganSenior Director of Communications Melissa oversees the Seminary's communications including print and online, social media, and website. Additionally, she is the contact for media relations. Melissa  is a member of the senior leadership team. 
Robin MenardCommunications and Marketing Specialist Robin is responsible for advertising, marketing, and event promotion as it relates to the Seminary's resource programs.
Dominick OliverDirector of Development Dom 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.
Derek Woodard-LehmanAdministrative Assistant Derek provides support to the Vice President for Seminary Advancement and assists in the day-to-day operations of the Advancement Office.

 

Kelso Museum

 
Jennifer ChristmasAssociate Curator Jennifer oversees and coordinates the operations of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology, and plans and coordinates the 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 Museum.

 

Metro-Urban Institute

 
AnneMarie MingoDirector of the Metro-Urban Institute AnneMarie leads the Metro-Urban Institute in engaging at urban intersections of religious and social life. MUI is an academic and community-building resource for urban ministries and organizations. Learn more about the program.
R. Drew SmithSenior Research Fellow Drew is leading/co-leading two grants from the Henry Luce Foundation to study the impact of COVID-19 on black and Latinx communities in metro Pittsburgh and to create a multidimensional project on gentrification, race, and theological education. 
Ruth BoykinAssociate Director of the Metro-Urban Institute Ruth helps develop the Institute's vision, nurtures program development, and cultivates urban intersections of religious and social life while building resources. 
Lisa BuntingMetro-Urban Institute Administrative and Program Assistant Lisa provides administrative support to MUI.

 

Miller Summer Youth Institute

 
Franklin Tanner CappsDirector of the Miller Summer Youth Institute Tanner oversees the Miller Summer Youth Institute, which helps participants explore who God is calling them to be and what God is calling them to do. SYI offers a summer youth academy, college internship program, mission experiences, and youth training on-site. Learn more about the Miller Summer Youth Institute.
Chris TaylorMiller SYI Program Coordinator Chris assists in the expansion of SYI by coordinating recruiting, planning, and running one of the academies and preparing for the summer mission experiences.

 

President's Office

 
Asa J. LeePresident and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry President Lee works with the Seminary's leadership team to determine the Seminary's core focus areas and new programs. He also frequently speaks at church and community events on behalf of the Seminary.
Andy GreenhowChief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Directors Andy provides executive-level support to the president and to the Board of Directors. He assists the president in special projects, handles correspondence with the Board, and coordinates all aspects of Board meetings.

 

World Mission Initiative

 
Hunter FarrellDirector of the World Mission Initiative Hunter 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 institutional partnerships. Learn more about the program.
Lisa BuntingWorld Mission Initiative Program Assistant Lisa provides administrative support to WMI.
Bala KhyllepAssociate Director of the World Mission Initiative Bala helps develop mission vision, nurtures missionary vocation, and cultivates missional congregations through programs for students and churches.