Administrative Commission for Transformation (ACT)
The MISSION of the Administrative Commission for Transformation is to assist churches of the Pittsburgh Presbytery to reach others for Christ, to provide hands-on training and mentorship for future pastors, to encourage congregational partnerships, and to be involved in the mission of Jesus Christ.
Members of the Commission:
The Rev. Laura Bentley, The Open Door Presbyterian Church
Elder Cheryl Densmore, Whitehall United Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Rebecca DePoe, Mt. Nebo United Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Dr. Tyler Domske, Wexford Community Presbyterian Church
Pastor Robert Henry, Retired
The Rev. Brian Janssen, Heritage United Presbyterian Church
Elder Doug Mitchell, Westminster Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Walt Pietschmann, Bethesday & Olivet United Presbyterian Churches
The Rev. Larry Ruby, Hiland Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Masha Sebastian, Honorably Retired
The Rev. Dr. Judi Slater, First Presbyterian Church, Duquesne (Chair)
The Rev. Gavin Walton, Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh Presbytery Staff Liaisons:
Enhancement Grants are one-year grants with a maximum of $4,000. Currently, these grants are used to assist congregations seeking to enhance or start a new ministry, program, activity, or process. As the presbytery undertakes a new mission design, the ACT will use the funds to promote cooperative mission and ministry partnerships among churches. Like the mission design, this plan is a work in progress. Money for enhancement grants comes out of the operating budget of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Click here to view the guidelines and to download an application.
Seminary Student Urban Interns are granted monthly stipends to work with congregations partnered in urban settings. This effort is designed to provide outreach training for students while providing additional resources for congregations in economically marginalized communities. Click here download a church application and student funding form.
Daycamp is a program offered by Crestfield Camp & Conference and is designed for congregations that do not have VBS but would like to reach more children in their communities. Daycamp is held at your church. Click here for more information.
Small Church Leadership Development Grants are available for up to $500 per person per event per year, with a maximum of $1,000 per congregation per year. Click here for more information.