Rev. Doug Gebhard - Interim Senior Pastor
Doug Gebhard was born and raised in the Pittsburgh suburb Penn Hills. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh (’75), and received his M. Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (’89). His early ministry was with installed positions but he discerned a calling to interim ministry around the turn of the century. Certified in interim ministry in 1998, he’s served as an Interim Pastor in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida and New York–churches both small and large. Early in his ordained life, Doug worked as a nursing home chaplain and as a hospice bereavement care coordinator. Prior to ordained ministry, Doug worked in the music business: sales, promotion, music journalism and as a performer (guitar).
Doug and his wife, Dr. Susan Gebhard, live in Sewickley, PA. Susan is a lifelong educator who currently works in the Seneca Valley School District gifted program. The Gebhards have three children (Xandra, Mairé and Mac) and two pets (Yankee, a Golden Doodle and Miley, a cat).
Rev. Connie Frierson - Associate Pastor (Pastoral Care and Adult Formation)
Connie Frierson is the Associate Pastor of Program. She is involved in Worship, Children’s Christian Education, Adult Education and Small groups. Connie graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the Masters of Divinity Program and was ordained in 2011.Prior to studying for this second career of ministry, Connie was an attorney in Las Vegas, NV, and Columbus, OH. She has a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was married to Allen Frierson, but is now widowed. Connie lives with her two sons, Nate and March on the family farm with four hopeful but outdoor cats and a collie, named Major.
Phone: 724-452-7560 x 18 Email: Rev. Connie Frierson
Bruce Smith - 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.
Phone: 724-452-7560 x 14 Email: Bruce Smith
Toni Schlemmer - 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.
Phone: 724-452-7560 x 11 Email: Toni Schlemmer
Phone: 724-452-7560 x 15
Email: Karen Frank
Phone: 724-452-7560 x 10
Email: Dahn Kilroy
Technical Director / Accompanist
Email: DeWayne Segafredo
Tom Reiber - Worship Video Coordinator
Email: Tom Reiber
Scott Caputy - Worship Sound Coordinator
Email: Scott Caputy
Greg Zimmerman - Custodian
Email: Greg Zimmerman
Sheldon Weiher - Custodian