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Our Team 2017-10-30T15:42:16+00:00

Living To Serve Him

Meet the staff of Northmont Church

Rev. Jane Esterline – Interim Pastor

Jane is a PC (USA) Minister of the Word and Sacrament along with her husband David Esterline. They moved to Pittsburgh in August 2015 and love it here. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Jane was the pastor of Park Presbyterian Church in Streator, IL. She received her M.Div. from North Park Seminary in Chicago. Jane and David served as mission co-workers for 11 years, first with the Presbyterian Theological College in Kumba, Cameroon (West Africa) and then at Pacific Theological College in Suva, Figi Islands. Jane joined Northmont in August of 2016. During this transitional period, she hopes to bring creativity, imagination, and joy to the wonders of God’s profound love in the midst of the Northmont family.

jane@northmontchurch.org

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.

david@northmontchurch.org

Stephanie Martin – Spiritual Formation Associate

Stephanie Martin is our new Spiritual Formation Associate where she is mainly responsible for the nurture and care of our youth. She also works with our adult small groups and preaches. She has been involved in youth ministry for over three years in the Pittsburgh area and absolutely loves working with youth! As a native of Richmond, VA, Steph attended the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA and majored in Psychology. She later followed her call to seminary and gradated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She is passionate about caring for youth and creating a space where they all feel like they belong and are loved.

steph@northmontchurch.org

Barbara Clark – Spiritual Formations Director for Children’s Ministry

Barb has been working with children and adults for 29 years in the church environment. She has worked in all facets of christian education including youth groups, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She has worked in children’s outreach ministry with The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne and Family Promise, a homeless outreach program, and has been instrumental in mission work as well as women’s programs. Barb joined Northmont in April 2016 and has implemented many children’s programs including Kids Club, which brings children together for fellowship, games, and adventurous Bible lessons.

barb@northmontchurch.org

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.

lindaallerton@northmontchurch.org

Bob Addleman – Financial Secretary & Communications Director

Bob Addleman joined the Northmont staff as Financial Secretary in January, 2017, and later added duties as Communications Director in April, 2017.  Bob comes to us from Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver, where he served as the church administrator.  He is a lifelong Presbyterian, and has been a ruling elder since 1989.  Bob has served several congregations in a variety of areas from Worship & Music, to Stewardship, Finance, Administration, Christian Education, Communications, and Mission.  He’s also been a Sunday School teacher, choir member and instrumentalist.

Bob has served on the faculty of Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh, in the Communication and Computer Science departments, respectively. From 1988 through 2011, he worked in radio broadcasting, most notably at WDUQ, WYEP, and KDKA.

Bob is a working musician, performing most often with The Barons, with whom he has worked since 1987.  He’s been a side player with numerous acts since the mid-1970s.  He plays the family of brass instruments, primarily trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn.  Bob also does voiceover work, and has performed as an actor in a number of commercials, local and regional theatrical productions.

He and his wife Peggy (also a PC(USA) ruling elder) reside in Upper St. Clair, and attend Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver, where they sing in the choir and Bob plays with and sometimes conducts the church orchestra.

bob@northmontchurch.org

Rose Dragan – Part-time Secretary

Rose came to Northmont in January of 1998 as the Part Time Secretary. Rose maintains the ACS People Module which houses all of the church’s membership records, along with the visitor base, American Church, and One Call Now databases.

rosemdragan@northmontchurch.org

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.

Amy Beiber – Director of Northmont Child Development Center

Amy began working after school at the Center as an Aide in April 2007 while attending North Allegheny Senior H.S. This is where she realized her love and passion for helping children learn and grow. While continuing to work at the Center as an Assistant Group Supervisor, she was promoted to Group Supervisor. Amy went on to obtain dual B.S. degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Education in 2011 from Duquesne University. In 2012, she obtained her M.S. degree in Special Education in order to better serve a greater and more diverse population of children. Amy became the Center Director in August 2012. She is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach Elementary (grades K-6), Early Childhood (age birth-8) and Special Education (grades K-12).

NCDC@northmontchurch.org

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).

NCDC@northmontchurch.org