Rev. Ben Robbins – Pastor
Rev. Ben Robbins is originally from Beaver County, where he grew up in the small town of Industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Westminster College where he met his wife, Rev. Sarah Robbins. The two of them went to Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in Louisville, KY. While in seminary, Ben also received an MBA from the University of Louisville. For three years, Rev. Robbins was the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at Linway Presbyterian Church in North Versailles. Ben is formerly the pastor of Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four, PA. He then served for four years as the pastor of Valley Presbyterian Church in Imperial PA. He most recently served as the Interim Pastor at Hiland Presbyterian Church.
David (Doc) Daugherty – Organist & Director of Music
David Daugherty began his music career as a church organist at the age of fifteen. He was educated at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University and is trained in baritone. Prior to his return to western Pennsylvania, David spent the last eight and a half years as the Director of Music and Organist at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA where he directed a diverse music program that included serving as Artistic Director/Conductor for The Germantown Oratorio Choir, a 50 voice semi-professional community choir that performed regularly at First Church as well as being a featured choir with The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra performing Handel’s complete Messiah.
Linda Allerton – Office Manager
Linda had been part of Northmont support staff since she began as a part-time secretary in 1989. Her roots in Northmont go much deeper, however. She attended Sunday School at Northmont (then The Community Presbyterian Church of Highland) in the 1950s when her parents were active members of the church before moving to Warrendale. Later, Linda would return as a member and be married at Northmont to Dale, a life-long member of the congregation. Her two children were baptized and confirmed here. She was active in women’s circles, and served as a Deacon. Later, she began working at Northmont full time as Church Secretary and shortly thereafter assumed her present position.
Jim Gable – Church Custodian
Jim Gable took on the custodial duties at Northmont after retiring from asbestos work. He grew up at Northmont, his family having joined in 1960. He was confirmed and married at Northmont and raised his two daughters here. Now grown, Sarah and Kyleen both were baptized and confirmed at Northmont. Jim and his wife Jill have been active members, serving on many committees.
Jen Settelmaier – Assistant Director of Northmont Child Development Center
Jen began working after school at the Center as an Aide in January 2007 while attending North Allegheny H.S. While continuing to work at the Center as an Assistant Group Supervisor, she was promoted to Group Supervisor. Jen began pursing a degree in interior design from La Roche College. Shortly inter her studies she realized that her true calling was working with young children. Jen remained at La Roche College, switching majors and obtaining her B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education in 2011. Jen is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach Elementary (grades K-6), Special Education (grades K-12), and Middle School Mathematics (grades 4-8).