The Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell, Director

Hunter Farrell is the incoming director of the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Hunter brings 30 years' of experience to the position. He has been a professor in DR Congo, coordinator of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s mission work in East and West Africa, community organizer addressing issues of poverty and justice in Peru, and director of World Mission for the PC (USA) in Louisville. Farrell attended Pontificia Universidad Católica (doctor of anthropology), École Pratique des Hautes (post-graduate diploma), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of Texas at Austin (BA).

hfarrell@pts.edu | 412-924-1402

Lisa Bunting, Administrative and Program Assistant 

Lisa Bunting is the administrative and program assistant to World Mission Initiative. previously served at PTS was welcome center and events director. Lisa is passionate about social justice and women’s leadership both nationally and internationally. She loves to travel on leisure and religious intercultural trips and views them as necessary, as she aspires to become a "responsible global citizen." Previously, she served as vice president of the Business & Professional Women’s Club of Greater Pittsburgh, a community organizer for Ntosake of the Gamaliel National Network, and a board member for the Voter Empowerment Education & Enrichment Movement, Pittsburgh (VEEEM). Lisa holds a bachelor's in marketing from West Chester University and has experience in community engagement, marketing, event management, and community organizing.

lbunting@pts.edu | 412-924-1449

The Rev. Balajiedlang (Bala) Khyllep, Associate Director

Bala Khyllep is the associate director of the World Mission Initiative of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Bala grew up in Northeast India. He belongs to a Khasi people group, which is an indigenous group that was evangelized by the Welsh Presbyterian missionaries back in the 1840s. He attended Shillong College, India, for his Bachelor of Science; Serampore College, India, for his Bachelor of Divinity (equivalent to M.Div.); and Princeton Theological Seminary for his Master of Theology. Prior to joining WMI, Bala co-pastored a church along with his wife in Britton, South Dakota. Bala enjoys working with people from different cultures and he is excited for the opportunity to engage churches in the area and students at PTS in global and cross-cultural mission. 

bkhyllep@pts.edu | 412-924-1364

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