Pittsburgh Theological Seminary appointed four new members to its Board of Directors during the June meeting. The new members include the Rev. Dr. Darryl Troveno Canady, Andrea Hall ’07, Dr. W. Allen Hogge ’08, and Dr. Nancy E. Lowmaster ’11.

The Rev. Dr. Darryl T. Canady serves as pastor of Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. He received his bachelor’s from Morehouse College; M.Div. from Emory University Candler School of Theology; and D.Min. from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Canady completed the three-year Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention Pastoral Excellence Program and has ministered in several cities across the United States and internationally in Capetown, South Africa, Polokwane, South Africa, Guyana, South America, and Jamaica, West Indies.




Andrea Hall earned her bachelor’s from Westminster College and master’s from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Upon graduation she spent a year serving as a Young Adult Volunteer with the PC(USA) in Ketchikan, Alaska. She then served as the director of educational ministries at the Presbyterian Church of Plum Creek in Pittsburgh, and she now serves as the director of Christian education at Spring Hill Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Ala. Hall is working toward becoming a Certified Christian Educator in the PC(USA). She will serve as the alumnae/i representative.




Dr. W. Allen Hogge is professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as clinical investigator at Magee-Womens Research Institute where he is also a professor of human genetics. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hogge completed his residency at the University of Virginia Hospital and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California. Hogge is a member of numerous professional and scientific societies and the recipient of various awards. Having written abstracts, referred articles, published papers, books and book chapters, Hogge is well published. He previously served on the PTS Board as the senior class representative.



Dr. Nancy Lowmaster is a 2011 graduate of the Seminary, earning her M.Div. She received her bachelor’s from Ohio Northern University, master’s from The Pennsylvania State University, and doctorate from Cornell University. While at PTS, Lowmaster became a member of the Company of New Pastors, sponsored by the PCUSA, and served as a seminary intern at Bellevue United Presbyterian Churdh. She participated in The Zeitah Excavations and went on a mission trip to Morocco. She earned numerous awards for her academic excellence. Prior to entering seminary, Lowmaster had a long history teaching science, leaving Allegheny College in 2008 as the associate professor of chemistry and education. Lowmaster is the senior class representative on the Board.



Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.