Rev. Dr. Donald Wilson General Presbyter

The Presbytery of Mississippi ordained Reverend Wilson in 1985 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he served both as a 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 entered the military 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. Don completed four 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
Rev. Kathy Nice Stated Clerk

The Rev. Kathy Nice became our Stated Clerk in 2019.  She graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2012 after a career in PA state government.  Kathy has been the pastor for Shelocta Presbyterian Community Church for the past several years.  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 Master’s 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.
Mindy Seidler Program Assistant

Mindy recently joined our staff.
Martha Cartmell 2020 Moderator of Presbytery

Reverend Cartmell is the pastor of St Benedict and St Paul Presbyterian Churches in Northern Cambria.  She has served these two churches for over 25 years being a wealth of knowledge to her leadership role in the Presbytery.
Preston Younkins 2020 Vice-Moderator
Tamalyn Goble 2020 Chair, Presbytery Cabinet

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.
Kimberly Blackgrove Bookkeeper

Kimberly was born in Texas but has lived in Western PA for most of her life and has lived in Apollo for the past 22 years.  She received her B.S. degree in Business/Marketing from Penn State.  She has run an employee leasing company for over 20 years.  She has also helped businesses set up and maintain their business on Quickbooks as well as help with government discrepancies.  Kimberly enjoys looking at the big financial picture and helping to streamline the business.

Kimberly has a son that she enjoys and loves to watch play baseball.  She also enjoys playing racquetball when she can squeeze it in.

Commission Leadership

Administrative Commission (Admin) – 2020 Chair

Betsy Degory

Calvary Presbyterian Church

Ministry Commission (Ministry) – 2020 Chair

Reverend Gary Lyon

Crossroad Community Presbyterian Church

Resource Commission (Resource) – 2020 Chair

Reverend Brian Hauser

Edenburg-Knox/Concord-Parker Presbyterian Churches

Mission Commission (Mission) – 2020 Chair

Reverend Emily Koehler

Beechwoods/Sugar Hill Presbyterian Churches