Our Staff

The staff of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church is comprised of highly-trained, caring and dedicated individuals who lead vital ministries. Members of  the pastoral, professional, administrative and volunteer staff serve with faith-filled dedication.

Pastoral Staff

Pastor Tom Strandburg

Rev. Thomas Q. Strandburg

Pastor | tstrandburg@mlumc.org | (412)-531-7131 x119

Pastor Tom Strandburg joined the staff of MLUMC on July 1st, 2014. He is a life-long United Methodist, and has served for almost thirty years in full-time pastoral ministry throughout Western Pennsylvania. He and his wife Kathy have been married for thirty-one years, and are the proud parents of two young adult children — Amy and Joel. Amy is currently working as a laboratory technician at the University of Pittsburgh, and Joel is a recent graduate from Penn State, with a degree in nuclear engineering. Pastor Tom and Kathy enjoy travel, participating in activities with their children, and visiting historical sites. The whole family loves music, and has really enjoyed the music program here at MLUMC.

For many years, Pastor Tom’s “ministry verse” in Scripture has been Ephesians 4:16 (NIV): “From him [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” He envisions the church as the Body of Christ, working together to extend God’s love to a needy world. Do not hesitate to contact our pastor, as you may have need: tstrandburg@mlumc.org or (412)-531-7131 x119.


Bishop George W. Bashore

Bishop George W. Bashore

Bishop-in-Residence | (412)-531-7131





Dr. David H. Watson Dr. David H. Watson

Pastor Emeritus | dhwatson@mlumc.org | (412)-531-7131 x123





Christian Education

Kim RhotonKim Rhoton

Director of Christian Education | krhoton@mlumc.org | 412-531-7131 x114





Youth Ministry

Jim Lombardi

Youth Director / jlombardi@mlumc.org / 412-531-7131 x115









Dr. Gretchen FranzDr. Gretchen Franz

Director of Music/Organist | gfranz@mlumc.org | 412-531-7131 x116





Nancy LutzNancy Lutz

Director of Handbell Choirs





Child Care

Mettelise Ziegler, M.S., Director

Mettelise Ziegler, M.S., Director

Weekday Ministries Child Care Center | mziegler@mlumc.org | (412) 531-5790





Support Staff

Virginia Katinsky

Business Administrator/Church Treasurer | vkatinsky@mlumc.org     | 412-531-7131 x118 




Monica KaoMonica Kao

Communications Coordinator | mkao@mlumc.org412-531-7131 x122




Juliette MarianiJuliette Mariani

Administrative Assistant | jmariani@mlumc.org412-531-7131 x 113




 Michelle Rizzo

Church Secretary | churchsecretary@mlumc.org412-531-7131






Mike Staab

Mike Staab

Facilities Setup