Pastors

Tom Parkinson, Senior Pastor

tparkinson@dutilhumc.org


Tom Parkinson became the Senior Pastor of Dutilh Church on July 1, 2016.  Born and raised in Indiana, PA, Tom first sensed God's call to pastoral ministry at age 14.  In response to God's call he attended Geneva College, where he studied Philosophy and Christian Ministry.  He then completed his Masters of Divinity at Duke Divinity School, where he also served part-time as the Associate Pastor of Duke's Chapel United Methodist Church.  Upon completion of seminary he served six years as the pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel, PA. 
Tom is married to his college sweetheart, Amy.  They are the proud parents of Isaac (8), and Naomi (3).  In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family, reading (especially biographies), all kinds of sports, and board games. 

Jim Gascoine, Associate Pastor

jgascoine@dutilhumc.org


Jim leads the small group and externally-focused ministries along with sharing the responsibilities for preaching, worship, and visitation. He has been the Associate Pastor since July 2009 and is a native of the Pittsburgh Area. He received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh with an M. Div. from Wesley Theological Seminar in Washington, D.C.
Jim and his wife, Joyce, have three adult daughters, two of whom live in the Cranberry Twp. Area and one in Indiana. Jim is an avid reader and enjoys running and camping.

Matt McCarrier, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director

mmccarrier@dutilhumc.org


Matt McCarrier has been our youth director since May 2011. Matt has a B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies, a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Family Studies all from Grove City College. Matt is married and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela, daughter Zoey and their dog Ratchet as well as camping, biking, reading, and playing sports.

Children/Youth Ministry

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Diana Barnett, Dutilh Preschool Director

preschool@dutilhumc.org


Diana joined Dutilh Preschool as a substitute in 2009. In August 2013, she became an assistant in one of the 3 and 4 Year Old classrooms. She has been the Duitlh Preschool Director since March 2014. Diana holds a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania as well as a Masters degree in Reading and Language Arts from Duquesne University. Diana previously taught First grade at St. Ursula School in Allison Park. Diana and her husband, Garrick, live in Cranberry Township with their two sons, Dalton and Ethan, and their Boston Terrier, Chloe. Diana and her family are members of Dutilh UMC. She spends her spare time with family and friends and by cheering on her boys in their sports and activities.

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Jill Ceasar,  My School Preschool Director

myschool@consolidated.net


Jill joined the staff of My School Preschool in May 2011 as the Director of the Preschool. She holds a B.S. Degree in Elementary and Kindergarten Education from Penn State University and has graduate work as a Reading Specialist from Slippery Rock University. Jill previously taught Kindergarten and preschool in New Jersey and was an elementary teacher in the Northgate School District.

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Sarah Hogue, Children's Ministry Director

children@dutilhumc.org


Sarah Hogue has been attending Dutilh since the age of 2.  She has a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Previously, she was the Director at My School Preschool at our New Day Campus, and most recently she has been the Assistant Preschool Director at Dutilh Preschool and the Children’s Ministry assistant.  She has also directed Vacation Bible School for the last 9 years. She is passionate about helping kids develop a relationship with Jesus and is grateful for the part she gets to play in the process.
Sarah and her husband, Ron, have 2 sons, Sam and Timothy, and live in Cranberry Township. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and digital scrapbooking.

 

Ministry Support

Brendan Ashley, Mars Campus Minister

Mars@dutilhumc.org

Brendan joins the Dutilh staff as a recent graduate from seminary (2016), and is serving as the Campus Minister of Dutilh Church, Mars Campus. He grew up in a military family and has lived all over the United States. God spoke clearly through his grandmother who saw his gifts for ministry. In response to this encouragement, Brendan attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, where he received a B.A. in Theology. After graduating, he further pursued God’s call to ministry by earning an M. Div. with a Church Planting Emphasis from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. Brendan is married to Ashley Ashley, who is currently studying to earn her M.Div with an emphasis in church planting.

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Barbie Battaglia, Accounting

accounting@dutilhumc.org

Barbie joined Dutilh Church in January 2017 as the church accountant.  She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Grove City College and has worked in accounting since graduating from college.  Barbie and her husband, Mark, have two children, Rachel and Matthew.  Barbie and her family live in Franklin Park and are members of Wexford Community Presbyterian Church (WCPC).  Barbie started a mission and social women's group, WoW at WCPC and is very active in her church.  She enjoyed reading, going to Christian Concerts, gardening, and being outdoors. 

Stacy Burnworth, Marketing and Communications Director

communications@dutilhumc.org

Stacy became part of the Dutilh team in 2016. She brings her business experience to help maintain and expand the Marketing and Communication for Dutilh. Stacy is also part of Dutilh's Children Ministry Team and on the Board of Directors for Dutilh Preschool.  Stacy has been part of the church family since moving to Cranberry in 2013 with her husband Britton and 2 boys, Aidan and Tyler.

Sarah Hogue, Membership Secretary

membership@dutilhumc.org

Sarah Hogue has been attending Dutilh since the age of 2.  She has a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Previously, she was the Director at My School Preschool at our New Day Campus, and most recently she has been the Assistant Preschool Director at Dutilh Preschool and the Children’s Ministry assistant.  She has also directed Vacation Bible School for the last 9 years. She is passionate about helping kids develop a relationship with Jesus and is grateful for the part she gets to play in the process.
Sarah and her husband, Ron, have 2 sons, Sam and Timothy, and live in Cranberry Township. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and digital scrapbooking.

Donna Olshanski, Office Administrative Assistant

admin@dutilhumc.org

Donna joined the Dutilh team in February 2017. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Donna was formerly employed as an executive assistant at corporate law departments in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Jacksonville. She has 2 adult daughters, one in Pittsburgh and the other in Vancouver, WA. Donna and her husband live in Cranberry and in her spare time she enjoys the YMCA, playing Scrabble and spending time with family, including two grandchildren in Vancouver, WA.

 

Dan Shepherd, Facility Maintenance Associate

facilities@dutilhumc.org

Dan has been attending Dutilh since his family moved to the area when he was six years old.  He was active in the church's Media Ministry team since it began in 2001 and worked as the Media Ministry Director from 2006 through 2016.  In 2017 he took on a new role as our Facility Maintenance Associate.  In his spare time he does freelance design and enjoys working on personal artwork and animation.