Our Team 2021-08-27T17:38:45+00:00

Living to Serve God

Meet the staff of Northmont Church

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.


Dianna Hollo – Administrative Assistant

Dianna Hollo is a native of the South, growing up in Tennessee and Arkansas. She met her husband Joe in Austin, TX where they were married and eventually moved to Pittsburgh in 1999. They have been members of Northmont since 2000. Their children, Jacob, Jennie, and Anthony have all been baptized at Northmont and continue to participate in youth activities and the life of the church. Dianna has served the church in a variety of ways from Session, Mission, Worship & Music, and continues to sing with the Chancel Choir. She began working as the administrative assistant in January 2019. She loves interacting with the congregation members and serving her church in this form of ministry.


Tim McPherson – Facilities Manager/Custodian

Tim is a highly experienced facilities manager. His resume includes working in health care, at East End Cooperative Ministries in East Liberty, Beulah United Presbyterian Church in Churchill, and St. Rosalia Church and School in the South Hills. 


Rev. Stephanie Martin – Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation

Rev. Stephanie Martin is our Spiritual Formation Associate where she is mainly responsible for the nurture and care of our youth and children. She also works with our adult small groups, runs our website technology, and preaches. She has been involved in youth ministry for over six 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.


Stephen Schall – Music Director

Stephen Schall, has been a church musician since 1980 having served churches in western Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Toledo, Ohio.  Locally Stephen was long-time Director of Music at Saint Bernard Roman Catholic Parish, Mount Lebanon and has also served at Saint Sebastian, Ross Township, and Wallace Memorial Presbyterian, Green Tree—where he was on staff with Pastor Ben’s wife, the Rev. Sarah Robbins.  Stephen has been Interim Director of Music at Northmont since March. Active as a choral conductor, organist, and singer, he has been the director of The Pittsburgh Compline Choir—which sings the Office of Compline on Sunday evenings at the University of Pittsburgh’s Heinz Chapel, organist for the RC Diocese of Pittsburgh, and a long-time professional core member and bass soloist in The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.  Stephen holds dual Master’s degrees in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. Stephen and his husband, psychiatric counselor, Andrew Eppich, live in Mount Lebanon and own several student rental properties on the South Side which Stephen manages.  He is a follower of The Artist’s Way, a student of The Alexander Technique, an active yogi, an avid genealogist, and loves to cook.

Bob Addleman – Financial Secretary

Bob Addleman joined the Northmont staff as Financial Secretary in January 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. 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.