Welcome New Pastors!
Join us in welcoming and learning about the new pastors in our congregations, (listed alphabetically by last name).
Rev. Laura A. Bentley-Nusser
Call: Organizing Pastor of the Sanctuary Missional Fellowship, a New Worshiping Community of Pittsburgh Presbytery
Family: Ed (spouse); Junia (child)
Her favorite candy bar is a Twix.
She would like to have dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jonathan Martin, Brian Zahand, Elaine Heath have influenced her ministry along with locally BJ Woodworth, John Creasy, Jeff Eddings, and Chris Brown.
Kelly Jean Norris
Call: Temporary Pastor at Kerr Presbyterian Church, Service of Ordination on May 21
Family: Kimberly (sister)
Praying, yoga, swing dancing, watching basketball, journaling, hiking, and attending classical music concerts is what she does to relax.
Spending time with her nanny babies makes her laugh!
She has a cat named Roscoe.
Rev. Dan Turis
Call: Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh
Family: Leslie (spouse)
He really likes the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Besides Jesus, he would like to have dinner with the Apostle John.
He would recommend Incarnation: The Person & Life of Christ by Torrance to his friends.
Rev. David K. Wood
Call: Interim Pastor at Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church
Family: Rose (spouse); Michael (child)
He hopes to find his own, homemade yogurt when he goes to the fridge for a snack.
His favorite trip was a two-week trip to Yellowstone with his wife.
He roots mightily for the Boston Red Sox, the Syracuse Orange, and the San Francisco 49ers.