Pastors

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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. 

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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.

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Matt McCarrier, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director

youth@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

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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. 

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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.

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Matt Cosgrove, Media Coordinator

media@dutilhumc.org 

Matt became part of Dutilh's staff in March of 2018 as Media Ministries Coordinator.  He was born and raised in Wampum, PA and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he earned a B.S. in Digital Media Production.  After graduating Matt, began working at Console Energy Center, operating video displays and light for professional and college sports as well as large music and entertainment acts.  In addition to his job with Dutilh, Matt owns his own Photobooth Rental business for weddings and other events. He first felt a call to ministries during an outreach mission to Togo, West Africa where he assisted in the construction of a hospital.  Matt is a huge Pittsburgh Penguin fan and played hockey growing up and he also collects vintage video game systems.  

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Jasmine Dean, Facilities Coordinator

facilities@dutilhumc.org

Jasmine became part of Dutilh Church in late 2017. With her she brought great experience from schooling as a Heating and Cooling technician, building maintenance, and leadership skills. Her plans are to grow with the church.

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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.

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Maureen Konopka, Director of Music Ministries

music1@dutilhumc.org

Maureen became part of the Dutilh staff in the beginning of 2018 as the Director of Music Ministries.  She grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her B.S. in Music Education.  Following graduation, Maureen moved to Maryland where she taught High School and Middle School choir for 6 years and in 2013 returned to Pennsylvania with her husband Eric and two children, Sam and Allison.  After returning home, Maureen worked at the School of Rock in Wexford and served for three years as Music Director for Wexford Community Presbyterian Church.  Maureen is also the owner and an instructor of a piano lessons studio, Cranberry Learns Piano, which specializes in in-home music lessons for students of all ages.   When she is not busy with her jobs or taking care of her family, Maureen likes to run and has completed several races, half marathons are her favorite distance.

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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.