Rev. Donna Havrisko, Minister
The Rev. Donna MacArt Havrisko has been our pastor since 2002. She graduated with a Masters in Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and was ordained a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in 1994. She has served three congregations in Redstone Presbytery.
Donna has a heart for God’s work in mission, having traveled to Sudan and South Sudan, and has served as Convener of the Sudan/South Sudan Mission Network for the PC(USA). She has visited “house churches” in Ho Chi Minh City and Na Trang, Vietnam. She has participated in Presbyterian Disaster Assistance programs in the Gulf Coast and in regional areas of poverty. On a local level, she serves on the Union Mission of Latrobe Board of Advisors, and is active in the mission projects you see on our website. With members of the church, Donna has traveled on spiritual pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Scotland and England. She participates in retreats at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.
Our minister loves the Bible! Rev. Havrisko has taught the Synod Horizons Bible Study for Presbyterian Women on the books of Jonah, Ruth, Psalms and the Gospels; and has been invited to teach the yearly Redstone Presbyterian Women Horizons Bible Study nine times. She will often share the morning scripture from memory. She likes to remind us that the Bible is the “cradle that holds Christ”: we appreciate the beauty and the workmanship of the cradle, but we don’t worship the cradle; we worship the One whom it holds.
Donna is a native of East Orange, New Jersey. She’s lived in Westmoreland County for 31 years, and has two adult children who live in the area. On her day off, you will most likely find her at the stable with her horse, Noah, or out under a tree reading a murder mystery.
Director of Music - Jonathan Eutsey
Jonathan has been the Director of Music Ministry at Westminster since August of 2012, and his joy of music enlivens our worship and congregational life. He is the Director of Instrumental Music at the Connellsville Area Senior High School, where he directs the concert bands, marching band, and teaches class guitar. Mr. Eutsey also serves two roles in the spring musical production as Choir Master and Vocal Coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He cannot he has been here already for four years! Time sure flies when you’re having fun with incredible people and doing what you love!
Organist - Sylvia Andrae
Mrs. Andrae came to Westminster as organist/pianist February 1, 2016. Since moving here in 1985, she has served as organist and choir director in Lutheran and Presbyterian churches in the area. Sylvia teaches piano and organ at Seton Hill University in the Community Music Program and is a frequent accompanist and performer. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are in Christian Education with an emphasis in Sacred Music
Church Secretary - Carol Miller
Carol Miller has been the Church Secretary for 23 years. She works Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 - 3:30, and other times as needed during the church year. Carol lives nearby, and often her husband, son, and daughter in law will stop by the church with their four grandchildren.
Custodian - Carl Valerio
Carl Valerio works with our Property Committee to care for the building and grounds. Working for us part-time, Carl is a Maintenance Supervisor whose family have been members of the church for many years. He is a husband and busy father of two young children.