Pastor and Staff Directory

Pastors and Directors:

Ron Moore : Senior Pastor

Ron Moore

Senior Pastor

rmoore@biblechapel.org

Ron received a Doctor of Ministry degree (D. Min. in April 2000) and a Master of Theology (ThM in 1985) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Education. Ron joined The Bible Chapel staff in 1989. He and his wife, Lori have four children: Brittany, Garrison, Lara and Mackenzie.

 

 

Scott Arvay : Executive Pastor

Scott Arvay

Executive Pastor

sarvay@biblechapel.org

Scott and his wife, Mary, were both active members at The Bible Chapel before moving to Atlanta in 2003. During their time here, Scott was part of a men’s discipleship group led by Ron Moore. It was on a mission trip to Budapest, Hungary in 2007 that Scott felt a strong call from God to ministry. Before returning to Pittsburgh, Scott served on Staff and on the Board of Directors at North Metro Church in Atlanta. Scott leads our pastoral staff and oversees the ministry of the church after successfully planting multi-site campuses in the Robinson and Washington communities. He is currently finishing his theological studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Scott and Mary live with their four children in Peters Township.

 

 

Tunch Ilkin : Pastor of Men's Ministry

Tunch Ilkin

Pastor of Men’s Ministry

tunch@biblechapel.org

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Tunch Ilkin grew up in the Chicago area. In 1975, he was granted an athletic scholarship to Indiana State University, and joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980. After his retirement from football, he became part of the official Steelers broadcasting team and now works as an analyst on the Steelers Radio Network and Steelers TV. Tunch serves as the Director of Men’s Ministries at The Bible Chapel. Tunch and his wife Karen live in Pittsburgh.

 

 

Wayne Johnson : Pastor of Older Adults

Wayne Johnson

Pastor of Older Adults

wjohnson@biblechapel.org

Wayne spent 35 years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. 28 of those years were with the Nairobi International School of Theology in Kenya where he taught theology and discipled men and women preparing for ministry. He holds Ph.D. (1994) and Th.M. (1989) degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an M.Div. from the International School of Theology (1983). Wayne’s passion is to integrate the Bible and theology in one’s life to lead toward greater intimacy with God, spiritual transformation, and service in advancing the Kingdom of God in today’s world. Wayne is married to Dee (Fickenscher) who grew up in Peters Township and has three grown children – Brandon, Justin, and Krystan.

 

 

Matt Todaro : Pastor of Adult Ministry

Matt Todaro

Pastor of Adult Ministry

mtodaro@biblechapel.org

Matt grew up in the Mon Valley and graduated from Penn State University in 2002 and Liberty Theological Seminary in 2012 with a Masters of Divinity. Matt worked as a Social Studies teacher at Canon McMillan High School for ten years. Matt is also currently a chaplain in the United States Army Reserves. He and his bride, Jennifer, have been involved in leading marriage enrichment retreats for Soldiers and spouses in the U.S. Army for the last three years. Matt is the Pastor of Adult Ministry where he oversees the Life Groups of The Bible Chapel and the Family/Marriage Life Ministry. Matt and Jen have two daughters, Rylee and Natalia, and currently live in Canonsburg.

 

 

Tom Rojahn : Pastor of Discipleship

Tom Rojahn

Pastor of Discipleship

trojahn@biblechapel.org

Tom grew up in the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Sport Communications. After working seven years for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he and his wife, Amanda, who first met each other ten years ago while both serving as Bible Chapel Senior High Youth Ministry leaders, moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. There he joined the leadership team at Truth in Action Ministries, formerly Coral Ridge Ministries. Tom is expected to graduate from Knox Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts (Christianity and Culture) later this year. He and Amanda have three sons, Owen, Wes and JT.

 

 

Kirk Voller : Pastor of Worship Arts

Kirk Voller

Pastor of Worship Arts

kvoller@biblechapel.org

Kirk graduated from Grove City College in 1992 with a B.A. In Communications. After leading worship for more than 12 years in Dallas, he spent a year in Colorado Springs at the New Life School of Worship. While there, Kirk was one of two people selected from a pool of 36 to lead worship on Sundays at the 14,000 member New Life Church alongside Ross Parsley, Glenn Packiam, and members of the Desperation Band. Kirk’s heart is to educate and enable people to connect with Jesus in worship. Kirk is married to Missy, and they have two children, Cade and Kylie.

 

 

Dave DiDonato : Wilkinsburg Campus Pastor and Pastor of College Ministry

Dave DiDonato

Wilkinsburg Campus Pastor and Pastor of College Ministry

ddidonato@biblechapel.org

Dave grew up in the Pittsburgh area, graduated from Grove City College in 2005 and is currently working on his Masters at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dave has held several positions in the business world, including both consulting and sales roles. He and his wife, Kristen, have been involved in student ministries for the past decade, including Campus Life at South Fayette High School and Dave entering full time ministry through Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO). Dave is now the Campus Pastor at The Bible Chapel in Wilkinsburg as well as the Pastor of College Ministry for all campuses. Dave, Kristen and son Ezra reside in Forest Hills.

Dave has office hours in Wilkinsburg on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

 

Bob Freado : Director of Care Giving

Bob Freado

Director of Care Giving

bfreado@biblechapel.org

Bob received a B.S. in Special Education, M. Ed from California University of Pennsylvania (1985), and D. Ed in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh (1997). His career as a principal spanned twenty-six years and included twenty-two years in the Peters Township School District. He also served as the Coordinator of Character Education and a leader of Peters Township Character Counts. He and his wife, Laurie, reside in Peters Township and have two children, Brittany and Brandon.

 

 

Laura Ankrom : Director of Women's Ministry

Laura Ankrom

Director of Women’s Ministry

lankrom@biblechapel.org

Originally from North Carolina, Laura’s background has been a mix of civil engineering and urban ministry. After earning a Master of Divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary, she served as Pastor of Women’s Ministry in a Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Pittsburgh’s North Side community. Laura joined The Bible Chapel staff in 2009. She and her husband, Paul, live in Canonsburg.

 

 

Nancy Haresign : Director of Children's Ministry

Nancy Haresign

Director of Children’s Ministry

nharesign@biblechapel.org

Nancy graduated from the Teachers College of the University of Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. She taught elementary education in both public and private schools. Upon moving to the United States, Nancy held a ministry position at Emmaus Bible College in Chicago. In 1987, she and her husband, Gordon, were involved in a church plant in Jefferson Boro. Nancy served there for ten years as the Director of Children’s Ministries. The Haresigns live in Whitehall and have two adult daughters who reside in the Pittsburgh area.

 

 

Luke McClain : Director of Junior High Youth

Luke McClain

Director of Junior High Youth

lmcclain@biblechapel.org

Luke came on staff as a Youth Ministry Associate July of 2009, and became a full time staff member in June of 2010. He graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Educational Ministries and a minor in Sociology. He was born in Cross Lanes, WV but spent most of his childhood in Villa Park, IL. Luke felt the call to ministry his freshman year of college. While in college, Luke helped start a ministry called Mephibosheth that ministered to the broken in spirit and the homeless of Indianapolis. He has been working with students for five years and is currently ministering with the Jr. High students. Some of Luke’s hobbies include coffee, music, and writing. Luke, his wife, Jessie and son Wyatt reside in Whitehall.

 

 

Zeb Thomas : Director of Washington Campus and Young Adults

Zeb Thomas

Director of Washington Campus and Young Adults

zthomas@biblechapel.org

Zeb, a native of upstate New York, grew up as the oldest of nine siblings on his family’s farm. He earned a B.S. in Education from Houghton College in 2005 and spent several years teaching, coaching, and discipling students in Christian Schools in both Georgia and Maryland. He earned a Congressional Teaching Fellowship in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University in 2010. Zeb is married to Lindsey (Kaplan) Thomas, who grew up attending The Bible Chapel. They have two sons, Asher and Noah.

 

 

J Ware : Director of Senior High Youth

J Ware

Director of Senior High Youth

jware@biblechapel.org

J Ware is a native of Cedarville, OH. He and his wife Becca both grew up there and attended Cedarville University. J has been involved in Youth Ministry since 2003, where he spent three years as the Youth Pastor of a large congregation in Cincinnati, OH. J has also spent time working as an Inner City Teacher in Cincinnati and most recently as a Student Ministries Pastor in Denver, CO. Both J and Becca have a heart for missions and they have served in South Africa, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic. J, Becca and their sons Ben, Andrew and Jaden and daughter London reside in Canonsburg, PA.

 

 

Staff:

(in alphabetical order)

Ackerman, Suzie

Worship Associate
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Arabia, Melissa

Imago Kids Praise Director
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Arvay, Mary

Children’s Campus Ministry
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Berringer, Sue

Webmaster
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Berringer, Terry

Security, Medical, Parking
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Booth, Jennifer

Connections Coordinator
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Brooks, Lisa

Facilities Coordinator
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Coffey, Patrick

Coordinator of Counseling
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Consoli, Carol

Administrative Assistant
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Consoli, Vince

Director of Connections
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Czerniejewski, Julianne

Connections Cafe Asst. Manager
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DeMarino, Kurt

Director of Facilities
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Finnell, Jenn

Executive Assistant
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Franco, Donna

Administrative Assistant
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Freado, Laurie

Child Care Coordinator
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Freil, Carlyn

Associate Director, Children’s
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Freil, Charlotte

Receptionist
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Harmon, Bill

Executive Director
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Heyl, Josh

Facilities Lead
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Hileman, Wes

Audio Technician
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Hinton, Petra

Director of Concert Ministry
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Huhn, Lauren

Administrative Assistant
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James, Simon

Technical Arts Director
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Kratt, Deanna

Administrative Assistant
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Mack, Dan

Facilities Lead
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McCullough, Dawn

Sports Ministry Director
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McQueen, Chris

Co-Manager, Chapter 2
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Meeder, Sharon

Bookkeeper
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Middleton, Ryan

Director of Outreach
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Morris, Julie

Outreach Coordinator
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Paul, Naomi

Dir. Tender Shepherd Preschool
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Ruggieri, Caryn

Accountant
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Shipman, Lorraine

Associate Director, Youth
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Sivavec, Jen

Administrative Team Leader
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Smith, Patty

Receptionist
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Stottlemyer, Jaclyn

Director of Special Needs
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Stouden, Betsy

Hospitality Coordinator
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Tyo, Heather

Media Services Coordinator
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Wheeler, Deana

Media Services Specialist
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Wilkie, Alison

Connections Cafe Manager
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Robinson Campus staff
Washington Campus staff
Wilkinsburg Campus staff