REV. A. DAVID PAUL
David is the Senior Minister and oversees the ministries of the church as our Head of Staff. David graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2001 and was ordained shortly thereafter just across the PA/OH border in Eastminster Presbytery. Before becoming a second career minister, David was a Masters level therapist. He has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Community Mental Health from Trinity College, a sister school to University of Vermont and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Northeastern University in Boston. David “married up” to Jen, they have three children, Josh, Anna and Adelyn.
Seminary Field Education Student
Stephanie Castlen, our Field Ed student from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, began her time with us last Sunday. She’ll be doing various ministries with us for 10 hours a week through late May 2024.
She came to PTS after graduating from Moravian College in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion and working several years as a Director of Christian Education. Stephanie has tons of experience working with youth and directing ministries in Camp and Conference ministry settings. She is under the care of Long Island Presbytery and is on the ordination track. We are super excited for you to get to know this caring and compassionate, eager and energized, organized and creative future leader in the church, grow with her and unpack the adventure God has in store for us and Stephanie!
Director of Music - Youth Director
Bruce Smith has been the Director of Music at Calvin Church since 1982. During this time the program has grown to include musical theater, and special artist concerts and events. Bruce is a professional pianist who also directs and performs with other musical groups for a variety of events, specializing in musical theater conducting.
Bruce has been the Youth Director at Calvin Church since 1994. During this time the Calvin Youth Group (CYG) has become active in both regional and national youth events, summer mission trips, and local Presbytery and interdenominational events. The program now includes three distinct age-based groups, covering youth from grades 3 to 12. In addition to his full-time role on the Calvin Church ministry team, he is also a Calvin member and ordained elder.
Fine Arts Director
Toni came to Calvin in 1986 (at Bruce’s request – they’ve been friends since the seventh grade!) as the Associate Director of Music – conducting the Youth Choir and serving as organist, and conducting the choir. The Drama ministry at Calvin was born in the late 1980’s when the church performed an original Passion Play. As the program grew, the church created the position of Director of Drama and Toni has been functioning in that role since 1996. She is also has been an elder at Calvin Church. In addition to directing and performing in the musical productions at Calvin Church, Toni has performed in many regional and community theatres. She has also performed professionally with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and Brockett Productions. Toni is a graduate of Riverside High School, and holds a B.A. in Music Ed. from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia. She has held teaching positions in Randolph County, WV and Beaver County, PA. Toni and her husband, Brendon Wahlberg along with their dogs Scooter and Abby all reside in Bellevue.
Worship Video Coordinator
Worship Sound Coordinator