Staff – old delete

Our staff consists of full and part time positions.

Pastor

Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder

Long before deciding to go to seminary The Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder began his service to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1995 serving as an English teacher and administrator at a mission school in Cameroon, Africa. Upon returning to the States, he worked for two years at Stony Point, a church retreat center in the […]

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Program Directors

Amy Grella

Amy Grella – is the Director of Christian Education & Youth Programs. She prepares the lesson plans for Sunday School classes and leads our Youth and Children’s education departments.  

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Anne Carper Smith

Our Music Director, Anne Carper Smith, began her tenure at Bower Hill Community Church on January 5, 2015. She was baptized at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair by Laird Stewart. Anne is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and studied piano and organ with William C. Evans. After college, Anne […]

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Taylor Barner

Bower Hill Church has been invited to help train seminary students in clinical pastoral education. This means providing a qualified seminary student with ten hours of pastoral visits per week. In September, we welcome Taylor Barner as our new Pastoral Assistant for Visitation. Taylor has completed his training in pastoral care and is a candidate […]

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Support Staff

Dianne Scott

Dianne is Bower Hill’s financial secretary. She keeps the books, runs reports for leadership meetings, and works closely with the Treasurer, Finance committee, and Session to ensure the church meets budget requirements.

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Karen Reynolds

Karen began working as Secretary for BHCC in December 2014.  She supports the head pastor and can be reached at the church during normal office hours.  Karen has many years of experience in various administrative/secretarial jobs and enjoys the work.  Prior to coming to Bower Hill, she was a secretary for a Catholic parish in […]

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Position Being Filled

We are in the process of filling the custodian position for Bower Hill. The custodian handles church maintenance, repairs, and also setup and break-down for events.

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Meghan Boulden

Meghan provides childcare for our children up to 3 years old on Sunday mornings and for other special events.

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Kathleen Krol

Kathleen provides childcare for our children up to 3 years old on Sunday mornings and for other special events.

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Company of Pastors

Rev. Tami Hooker

Tami Hooker graduated from Duquesne University with a BA in Classical Civilizations. After working in computer and network support for a number of years, she answered a call from God to pursue prison ministry. She enrolled in the dual degree program offered by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2002 […]

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Rev. Fred Leasure

Fred holds a BA in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Divinity from the Theological School of Drew University and a Doctor of Divinity from West Virginia Wesleyan College. He is a retired United Methodist Pastor who has served churches in the Erie area before coming to Pittsburgh to serve for 32 […]

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Rev. Betty Sykes

The Rev. Dr. Betty Sykes is an honorably retired member of Muskingum Presbytery (Ohio). Betty’s doctorate is in Christian education. She moved to Mt. Lebanon in order to be close to her family, but she also spends much time in Colorado.

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Rev. John Yohe

Morningside Presbyterian Church 1958 – 1961 Chartiers Valley U. P. Church 1961 – 2000 Former Special Services Chaplain at Mayview State Hospital Former Chaplain at John J. Kane Hospital Currently appointed Moderator of the Buena Vista U. P. Church Periodically supplying the pulpit at Buena Vista U. P. Church and the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Donora […]

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MEMBER

Linda James

Last updated – 10/1/2017 Linda grew up in the Mon Valley area of Western Pennsylvania, graduated from Clarion State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and then followed up with a Master’s plus 60 credits in Reading & Language Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. Linda was an elementary education teacher in South Allegheny […]

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Nathan and Brianna Ivey

Last updated – 10/1/2017 Brianna and Nathan Ivey live in Mt. Lebanon with their two daughters Adelaide (5) and Lucinda (3). Nathan grew up in Punxsutawney and Bri grew up in Phoenix, AZ. They met in graduate school in Virginia, married, and moved to Florida. They moved to Pittsburgh in 2013 to be closer to […]

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Sandra Caffo and Dick Headley

Last updated – 10/1/2017 Headley-Caffo Family Dick Headley and his wife Sandra Caffo moved from Squirrel Hill to Mt. Lebanon in September 2012 mainly to downsize. We looked for homes in Mt. Lebanon since it is the only suburb which allows one to walk to many amenities like we could in Squirrel Hill. Dick was […]

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Scott and Vickie Bruce

Last Update 11/17/2017 “We moved to the Pittsburgh area from Atlanta back in 2007. Our first several years in the ‘burgh, we lived in Sewickley, and in 2010 moved into an old home (circa 1895) in Castle Shannon. Our daughter Teagan was born shortly after the move and Barrett came along shortly after in 2011. […]

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Amy Leasure

Last updated 11/17/2017 (Pictured with Fred Leasure-Parish Associate) I am thrilled to be back at BHCC. earliest memories from childhood are from this very church; attending Begindergarten, singing in choir, being in the Brownie/Girl Scout troop, sitting in the small chapel, worshipping in the beautiful sanctuary, and staring at the lighted steeple just outside of […]

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Gordon and Anne Mitchell

Last updated 11/17/2017 Gordon and Anne were born and raised in Oil City, PA. We both attended the local schools and graduated from Oil City High School. Gordon is the youngest of 11 children (3 boys, 8 girls) (2 sets of twins). Anne had one sister. Anne graduated from Waynesburg College and University of Pitt, […]

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Member - Deceased

Jean Grabow

Last updated – 11/23/2017 Deceased 11/18/2017

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Eleanora Freas

Last updated – 11/23/2017 Deceased – November 19, 2017

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Pat Jacobs

Last updated – 11/23/2017 Deceased – November 19, 2017

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