Dr. Jim Gilchrist

Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Dr. Jim Gilchrist, a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, came to Westminster in September 2006. He holds undergraduate and divinity degrees from Yale, a master’s in international affairs from Pitt, and a PhD in history and policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Dickinson College, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His interests include Christian spiritual formation, local and international mission, religion and public life, interfaith relations, and topics in science and religion.

Jim and his wife, Gwenn, have two grown children, Jeremy and Anna. Two collections of his sermons, Morning by Morning and Vices & Virtues, are available from WPC Publishing.

Rev. Louise Rogers

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Louise Rogers grew up in Pittsburgh before moving to Washington, DC, and Dublin, California, returning to Upper St Clair in 1995. She attended Grove City College for her Bachelor of Arts in Religion/Business Administration and later studied at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for her Master of Divinity. Louise has served at numerous churches and at the Baptist Home in Mt. Lebanon, PA. She enjoys connecting with members in study, pastoral care, and worship. Recently she completed the Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership program through the Shalem Institute.

Louise and her husband Bill have two grown daughters, Kelsey, a teacher, and Carolyn, who works as a genetic counselor.

Rev. Jason Freyer

Associate Pastor for the Bridge, Youth & Media

Jason Freyer has been joyfully working at Westminster Presbyterian church since 2007. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2005, and a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2016. Jason enjoys working with teenagers, diving deep into the questions that arise from these early formative years in students. He also enjoys exploring new methods of worship, and creative ways of proclaiming the Gospel using new media tools.

Jason and his wife, Sarah are the proud parents of twin boys Joshua and Julian.

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