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 44 marathons and one ultra-marathon. His official biography is available upon request
Carol Mock Office Assistant / Resource Center Director

Carol is a member and Elder at the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Marion Center High School. She is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Carol has been working at the Presbytery Office since 1999
Vivian Shaeffer Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper

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 is married to Kenny, 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 but especially getting to spend time with her OTR truck-driver husband!
Marilyn Tully Stated Clerk

Marilyn has served as Stated Clerk for Kiskiminetas Presbytery since 2008 and as Secretary for the Beechwoods and Sugar Hill Churches since 1997. Ordained as a Ruling Elder and Deacon at Beechwoods, Marilyn has also served as Clerk of Session. She enjoys serving her Lord in this way and especially gets great joy from meeting people that she may never have met had she not served. She recommends it highly. Marilyn and her husband Jack have three children and six grandchildren. They are Gold Star parents having earned that distinction when their youngest son was K.I.A. in Iraq in 2007. They are involved in veteran organizations and give and get great support from their military family.
Rev. Nathan Royster Moderator 2018

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
Tammy Goble Moderator Elect 2018

Tammy 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 Assistant Stated Clerk

The Rev. Kathy Nice became our new Assistant Stated Clerk at the November 18, 2017 Presbytery Meeting.  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 – 2017 Chair

Elder Dave Murphy

Freeport United Presbyterian Church

Presbytery Administrative Team (PAT)

The Reverend Dana Wilmot

Grace Presbyterian Church, Kittanning

Ministry Support Team (MST)

Sub team: Commission on Ministry (COM)

The Reverend Lea Austin

Apollo United Presbyterian Church

Ministry Resource Team (MRT)

The Reverend Brian Hauser

Edenburg-Knox/Concord-Parker Presbyterian Churches

Presbytery Mission Team (PMT)

The Reverend Emily Koehler

Beechwoods/Sugar Hill Presbyterian Churches, Falls Creek & Brockway