Rev. Doug Brandt’s passion is the study and exposition of Scripture.  His second passion is seeing Ephesians 4:11-12 take shape in daily life: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” (NLT)

Pastor Doug holds degrees from James Madison University, Fuller Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.  Some of his favorite theologians are Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Owen.  He is married and has three adult sons.


Pastoral Visitation Assistant

David Reihner was hired November 1, 2022, as the Pastoral Visitation Assistant for the church. He assists Pastor Doug Brandt by providing pastoral care to the home bound, those hospitalized, and those needing supportive, continuing care. He visits, sends notes and cards, and makes phone calls to members of the church and those who desire pastoral support. In these efforts Patty, his wife, is a joyful co-worker. David also supports the work of the Deaconate, Fellowship Team, and the Session. He assists the pastor in officiating at funerals and wedding renewal ceremonies. And he acts as pulpit supply at the request of Pastor Brandt.

David was born in 1946 in Washington, PA; graduated from Washington High School in 1964; graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1968; served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 in the Signal Corps, which was attached to the First Cavalry in Viet Nam; graduated from Duquesne University Law School in 1974; was employed by the Patent & Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, as a trademark Examining attorney from 1974 to 2018; graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2020; and now lives in Washington, PA, with his wife Patty.



Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience working in children’s ministry as a volunteer, in Preschool Christian Education, and as a director of both family and children’s ministry. She has a degree in child development and undergrad studies in English literature.


As a child growing up on a farm in central Pennsylvania, Lisa’s life was centered in the church where she worshiped, participated in Sunday school, VBS, and youth group, sang in the choir, volunteered, and enjoyed (many) covered dish fellowship dinners. This shaped her understanding of the importance of not only attending church, but also being an active participant in a church family.


Lisa and her husband Scott enjoy visiting with their adult daughter and son and extended family. When she’s home, you’ll find Lisa by following the music always playing in the background while she crafts, gardens, cooks or reads.


Andy Hromoko, Youth Ministry Director

After two years as our interim Youth Director, Andy answered God's call to make it official and join the PCEPC staff. Andy has spent almost his entire life in Youth Ministry coming alongside middle/high school- and college aged young people and their families. 

He is a retired Federal Law Enforcement Agent and has spent many years working both formally and as a volunteer with religious organizations as well as in the non-profit world serving those in need.

Andy and his wife live in Peters Township. They have two adult children, a son-in-law and an amazing grandson. Andy strives to live his life and lead others to follow

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18:    "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."



Shay was born and raised in Central Florida, where she began studying piano at an early age. She spent her formative years singing and playing piano in her church, and quickly developed a love for service through music ministry. After moving to West Virginia as a teenager, Shay became the main accompanist at her family’s church.  Since then, she has served as pianist and organist for several churches in West Virginia, where she has enjoyed working with choirs, accompanying congregational singing, and performing solo arrangements. 

Shay holds a B.A. in Music Performance from West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she studied piano and organ. A dedicated music teacher, she has spent the last four years running her own piano studio, and is currently teaching piano at a local music academy. Shay resides in Pittsburgh, where she can be found keeping up with an ever-expanding collection of houseplants.


Margaret Weaver, Office Manager

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will lyons, audio-visual lead

As the new Audio-Visual Lead at PCEPC, Will is leading a comprehensive overhaul of the AV system. This involves upgrading our live streaming capabilities on Facebook, integrating livestreams onto the PCEPC website and YouTube channel, and enhancing the overall sanctuary experience. In addition, Will is driving a rebranding initiative for the church, introducing a new logo design. He is also spearheading the redesign of our website to ensure it aligns with our renewed vision and identity.

Will gains his experience from extensive work in the audio-visual and broadcast engineering fields, including as Director of Audio-Visual Services at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Director of Network Operations for the Catholic Radio Network, and Assistant Director of Technologies & Network Operations for NPR.

During his free time, Will enjoys spending time with his wife and 13-year-old son. Will is also writing a book.



Cyndi joined our staff as Bookkeeper in July of 2018. She provides bookkeeping to the church staff. Cyndi owned her own printing business for 32 years and recently worked for a financial firm before taking this position with the church.

Cyndi grew up in Peters Township. She was confirmed at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church in the 8th grade, and has been a member of our congregation since then. She and her husband Chuck live in nearby Lawrence and have two grown children and six grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.