Staff – old delete

Our staff consists of full and part time positions.


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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