|Dr. Bruce Lancaster
Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff
Dr. Bruce Lancaster, a native of Louisiana, comes to Westminster from Athens, Georgia. He has served seven churches as interim pastor in the past 14 years, after 26 years of serving installed pastorates. He holds a degree in business administration from Northeast Louisiana University and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary. As interim pastor, he seeks to provide guidance, support, and encouragement as a congregation discerns what really matters for mission and ministry in preparing for life with a new pastor.
Bruce and his wife, Cathi, have two grown daughters, Eleanor and Emily.
|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.
Administrative & Business Support
Executive Assistant to the Pastors
Church Business Administrator
Mandy Thomas holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and now enjoys coordinating projects for the church after a 20-year career in oil and gas. She and her husband, Ian, are active members of Westminster along with their daughters, Rachel and Madeleine.
Christian Education & Spiritual Formation
Director of Children's & Family Ministry
Natalie Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carlow University with teaching certifications in Elementary and Special Education, and a Master's degree in Education from Duquesne University. She is extremely grateful and delighted to serve God through children’s and family ministry! Natalie, her husband Paul, and their three children, Noah, Annabeth, and William, have been part of Westminster since the summer of 2015.
Assistant Director of Children's & Family Ministry
Debb has been privileged for the past 20 years to be assistant director of Children's & Family Ministry working with amazing teachers and helpers and terrific children and their families.
Director of Middle School Ministry & Family Counseling
Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
Coordinator of Children & Youth Ministry
Laura Ecklin, a life-long member of Westminster, holds a B.S.B.A from Duquesne University. She greatly enjoys applying her experience in her previous career as an event planner to creating fun faith opportunities and events at Westminster. If she isn’t mini-golfing or going down a water slide with the youth group, Laura is likely traveling with her husband.
Contemporary Worship Coordinator
Communications & Database Manager
A native of Pittsburgh, Anna joined Westminster’s staff in 2006. She and her husband reside in McMurray and have two adult children.
Graphic Designer & Print/Web Manager
Print Room Assistant
Music & Arts
Westminster Early Childhood Education Programs (WECEP)
Nursery School & Kindergarten Coordinator
Child Development Center Coordinator
Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center (WROC)