• Doug Brandt, Senior Minister

    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 3 adult sons.

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  • kendell stellfox, Youth Director

    Kendell Stellfox was born and raised in Peters Township. His father Richard was a middle school science teacher and the men's high school basketball coach. His mother Cheire was a gym teacher and a swim coach at Keystone Oaks High School. He is the oldest of four, and has been married to Emily for over ten years. They have a daughter and a son.

    During college Kendell was intimately involved in helping a couple of high school friends start a technology company, which focused on providing high-end technology solutions for medium to large corporate enterprises. During this season Kendell started getting involved in youth ministry.

    Kendell's joy for teaching the Word of God and helping youth develop a personal relationship with Jesus moved him to change course to attend Knox Theological Seminary. There he learned the skills necessary for teaching God's Word and ministering to those in need. Following his time at seminary, Kendell took his entrepreneur skills to the world leader in Bible software development, Logos Bible Software.  He played a key role in strategic partnership development, ministry relations with small to large churches and ministries, while speaking at national conferences throughout America. His focus was on how technology can be utilized in furthering one's understanding of God through studying His Word. In addition, Kendell spearheaded some joint ventures between seminaries and Logos, aiming to re-design Christian education using 21st century technology You can see the fruits of these ventures today throughout higher Christian education.

    Over the last ten years, Kendell has been helping nonprofits expand their causes and increase their capabilities through new digital methodologies... along with developing The Chronicles of Christ, a Biblical animation project that will provide to parents and grandparents Christ-focused stories of the Bible that are entertaining and educational, and which the whole family can enjoy.

    Most recently, Kendell has been involved with Youth for Christ here in Pittsburgh,  He is focusing on revitalizing Peters Township campus life, and is very excited to see all our Lord has in store for our youth and their families throughout the South Hills of Pittsburgh.

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  • Katie Brandt, Children's Ministry Director

    Katharina Brandt (Katie) was born in Germany to Lutheran parents. She went to college, however, in Georgia and South Carolina, and then met her husband in grad school in Richmond, Virginia, while studying for the ministry.  Katie and her husband Doug have three sons and a large tomcat.

    Katie loves working with children, as she’s been doing throughout her adult years. She also loves to create systems and programs that help getting things done efficiently, and to everyone’s benefit. Most of all, however, she loves working to glorify Jesus our Savior, and to spread the knowledge about His amazing grace.

    Katie’s favorite authors are C.S. Lewis (for non-fiction) and Randy Alcorn (for fiction). 

    Her favorite Scripture verse comes from II Corinthians:

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  (II Cor. 4:18)

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    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.

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Cyndi joined our staff as Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper in July of 2018. She provides administrative and secretarial support to the church staff, church-wide communications, and bookkeeping. 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 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.

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