The Rev. Erin Davenport, LSW, Director of the Miller Summer Youth Institute

Erin Davenport became director of the Miller SYI in 2010. While a student at the Seminary, she also served as an SYI counselor in 2003, 2004, and 2005. After graduating from PTS and before directing SYI, Erin served as a chaplain at Westminster Towers Orlando, a retirement community, and as program staff for the Central Florida Presbytery, working in the areas of youth and mission. She holds degrees from Grove City College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the University of Pittsburgh. | 412-924-1443

The Rev. Derek Davenport, Director of Miller Summer Youth Institute and Digital Marketing Analyst

Derek Davenport was part of the first class of SYI scholars in 1997. He then served as a part of the re-visioning team in 1999, an intern in 2000, and a counselor (as a PTS student) in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Before returning to PTS, Derek served as the associate pastor of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Fla. Derek loves storytelling, preaching, watching movies, and currently is studying church symbolism in his spare time. He is also a graduate of Grove City College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. | 412-924-1385

Danielle Harris, Administration Assistant to the Miller Summer Youth Institute

Danielle Harris works across the Seminary in various departments and serves as administrative assistant to SYI. Have a question about the program? She's got the answer! | 412-924-1405

Chris Taylor, Miller SYI Program Coordinator 

Chris is assisting in the expansion of SYI by coordinating recruiting, planning, and running for one of the academies and preparing for the upcoming summer mission experiences.

Chris Taylor joins SYI as the program coordinator and will assist in the expansion of the SYI program and plan ahead for summer 2020. 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.

Miller Summer Youth Institute
616 N. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206