Leadership

 

 



Pastor

Jason R. Hefner

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Jason's primary duties are preaching, providing pastoral care, and guiding church leaders.  

Jason was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) in 2000.   He has degrees in Comparative Religion, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Divinity.  He maintains his acumen through membership to several professional organizations, including the Washington Presbytery, a community of the elders and clergy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the American Counseling Association. 

Jason will be happy to welcome you to Faith Church, to help you find your next step in the spiritual life, or to assist you in other pastoral ways.  

He enjoys swimming, reading, biking, and playing guitar.  

 




Christian Education

Linda Webster

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Linda coordinates the Educational Ministries of Faith Church and is directly involved in teaching a Mid-week Bible Study, leading a Small Group and creating and leading our Intergenerational Sunday School ministry.  

Linda is a graduate of Westminster College with degrees in Elementary Education and Christian Education and has an M.A. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  She has served churches in Pittsburgh and Washington County and also worked for a time as an Environmental Educator and as a Guardian ad Litem in the juvenile court system.  She loves to bicycle, read and knit. You can join her at Faith at Bible Study or in our monthly Book Group or creating prayer shawls, baby hats or lots more at Faith Knitwits!

Linda met her husband Bill when they served together as Volunteers in Mission on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  They have three adult children, Sarah (Jeff), Rachel (Mads) and Matt (MaryJoanna) and two grandchildren, Margrette Jean and William.  

 




Clerk of Session

Meg Steele

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The Session is the council for the congregation.  It is responsible for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness.   The session is composed of elders (men and women) elected by the congregation, together with pastors and associate pastors.

The Clerk of Session manages the records of the Session.  Correspondence and inquiries to the Session are welcomed by the Clerk. 




Office Manager

Susan Gregg

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Susan started working at Faith Church in 2007 as the Financial Secretary and became the Office Manager in December 2010.  She is married to David.  They have 2 adult children:  David & Alyson.




Choir Director

Kitty Fischer

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Kitty began singing at the age of five in her Aunt Betty Trettel Heuer’s church choir in Middletown, Ohio. She also was a soloist and sang in the choir at First Lutheran Church in Washington, PA where she has lived her entire life. Kitty received a Bachelor of Music Degree from West Virginia University and did graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland. In 2012 she retired from the Music Department at McGuffey School District where she directed their choral program. She continues to be a vocal soloist and participates in area music programs.

In 2006 Kitty became the director of Choirs at Faith Church. “We have an Adult Choir and Youth choir here at Faith that is wonderful to work with. There are a lot of dedicated Christians in our choirs”, Fischer says. “Typically we sing from September to the end of May and it is not a requirement to read music.  The only requirement is the love of singing.”

Kitty is married the Rev. Dr. Roger Raymond Fischer and has three married children: Roger 2nd (Marcia), Steven (Heather), and Katy Herold (John), and five grandchildren: Abby, Jack, Max, Eli and Zeke.




Organist/Pianist, Stephen Ministry Leader

Pamela Stewart

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Pam credits her grandmother, also a long-time church organist, with beginning her on the piano when she was 5.  She studied with Mary Duke Inghram in her hometown of Waynesburg until she was 15.  Pam has been playing the organ almost continuously in one church or another since she was 14 years old.  She has been the organist at Faith since 1996. 

Pam has a B.S. in Ed. from Indiana University of PA and a M.S. in Ed. from The University of Dayton.  She took additional course work through West Virginia University and West Liberty University.  She is a retired 30-year-educator, having been a Middle School Counselor and having taught secondary English and German at McGuffey, Trinity, and Brooke (W.V.) school districts.

Pam is married to Bill Stewart, an elder at our church.  They have 3 married sons:  Sean (Nikki), Chris (Erica), and Patrick (Taylor) and 5 grandchildren: Ben, Claire, Harper, Hadyn and Parker.

 




Stephen Ministry Leader

Jan Farrington

Stephen Ministry




Deacons

Danielle Humphreys

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Deacons