Rev. Dr. Donald Wilson General Presbyter

Don was ordained in 1985 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he served both as Youth Pastor and as a Campus Minister at the University of Southern Mississippi.  In 1987, he moved to First Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Ohio as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Children Ministries.  Don began serving as an Air Force Chaplain in January 1989. From 1989 to 2011, he served in several different positions at many military bases around the world. In 2011, Don retired from the Air Force to become the Associate Director to the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel. In May 2016, Dr. Wilson came to Kiskiminetas Presbytery to serve as the General Presbyter.

Don graduated from King College in Bristol, TN with a BA in History and Political Science. He completed a Master of Divinity degree at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Additionally he completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, and Air Force Academic Instructor School.  In 1996, Don was one of two American Chaplains invited to attend the International Chaplain Course sponsored by the German Government.

Don and his wife, Becky, have four children and two grandchildren. Don is an avid marathon runner having completed 45 marathons and one ultra-marathon. His official biography is available upon request
Michaele Orgis Program Assistant to the Area of Ministry and Resources

Michaele joined the staff in 2018.  She has over 30 years’ experience and skills in a variety of industries, which include pharmacy, office and warehouse management for an import company, finance for a manufactured housing company, and a driver for special needs children, as well as a school bus driver and driving instructor. Several years ago she obtained an Associate of Arts degree in IT/Web Design. Her love of animals is ever present in her current and previous array of pets that have included fallow deer, pygmy goats, bunnies, a miniature donkey, all kinds of chickens and birds…even an emu. She’s scaled back to just a dog and numerous cats she adores. When she has time, she enjoys creating jewelry and dabbles in oil painting. She is a true believer in God, is devoted to helping care for her elderly mother, her husband Rob, and the rest of her family.
Vivian Shaeffer Program Assistant to the Area of Administration and Missions

A former secretary at Apollo United Presbyterian Church, Vivian has over 18 years of accounting/administrative assistant work experience. Vivian has also driven Amish carpentry crews for 7 years, worked the box office at Apple Hill Playhouse, is Judge of Elections, Auditor & TCC Representative for North Apollo Boro, and a member of the Lions Club. Vivian has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 8 cats & a dog! She loves being involved in her church, traveling with her mom, attending her grandson’s basketball and soccer games.
Rev. Nathan Royster 2019 Chair, Presbytery Cabinet

Nathan is the pastor of Brookville Presbyterian Church, where he lives with his wife Melinda Hall and spends his time hiking, cross-country skiing, reading, and playing ultimate frisbee. He is originally from Amelia, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Princeton Theological Seminary. Nathan has previously served with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks at Glacier National Park, as a counselor and program director for Camp Hanover (Mechanicsville, VA), and as a chaplain resident for the VA Hospital in New York, NY
Tamalyn Goble 2019 Moderator of Presbytery

Tamalyn Goble is an elder from First Presbyterian Church in Clarion, and very active in the Presbytery for several years.  Most recently she served as an At-Large Member of the Presbytery Cabinet, and also served as a supply preacher for several of our small congregations.
Sandy Gandolfi Treasurer

Sandy is an elder and Sunday school teacher at Plumville Presbyterian Church and has served several terms on the Presbytery Administrative Team. She is starting her second term as treasurer of the presbytery. She says she is learning new things about the presbytery all the time and has enjoyed getting to work with many wonderful people. Sandy’s full time job is working as an accountant for John D. Gandolfi, CPA, her husband’s accounting firm, where she has been employed for over 30 years. She is a proud mother of 2 children who are both Westminster graduates and are also accountants.
Rev. Kathy Nice Stated Clerk

The Rev. Kathy Nice became our new Stated Clerk on January 1, 2019.  She graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2012 after a career in PA state government.  Kathy was baptized as an infant in a Presbyterian church not far from Shelocta, and has been involved in the Presbyterian church most of her life.  Kathy holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from Seton Hill University, where she teaches as an adjunct instructor in the MBA program.   Kathy loves working with the Vacation Bible School program, helping scouts with Religious Awards, and singing in the chancel choir.   She and her husband, Chris, have two dogs and two cats at home.

Committee Leadership

Presbytery Cabinet – 2019 Chair

Reverend Nathan Royster

Brookville Presbyterian Church

Administrative Commission (Admin) – 2019 Chair

Reverend Dana Wilmot

Grace Presbyterian Church

Ministry Commission (Ministry) – 2019 Chair

Reverend Gary Lyon

Crossroad Community Presbyterian Church

Resource Commission (Resource) – 2019 Chair

Reverend Brian Hauser

Edenburg-Knox/Concord-Parker Presbyterian Churches

Mission Commission (Mission) – 2019 Chair

Reverend Emily Koehler

Beechwoods/Sugar Hill Presbyterian Churches