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.

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Associate Pastor 

Born in Irwin, Pennsylvania, Rev. Scott Miller began his life-long association with the United Methodist Church at Charter Oak in Greensburg, PA. A camper for many years, it was during a particularly moving moment at CAT Camp at Jumonville in the late 1980s when he first considered entering the ministry.

Scott’s family moved to South Carolina, where he completed high school and college, graduating with a B.A. and Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Moving back to his beloved Western Pennsylvania soon after completing graduate school, Scott found a job at U.S. Bank in the Technology Division, where he is still employed.  Finding work at the bank to be “soul-less”, he began exploring his call to the ministry, and completed requirements to become a Certified Candidate and graduated from Pastor Licensing School in April, 2018.

Scott’s passion is to make faith in Jesus and walking the Christian walk relevant to everyday life in the modern world. Scott feels that reaching out to the unchurched and youth is especially important in today’s society. As a second career part time local pastor, Scott believes the real world experience he brings to the pulpit can be valuable in assisting all people.

Scott is a 20+ year member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Scott lives in Pittsburgh with his lovely wife Natalie, his wonderful daughter Madeline, one large dog, and one small cat. He is also a step father to three great adult children. Scott enjoys home improvement projects, playing the piano, and target shooting.

Bishop George Bashore

Bishop George W. Bashore

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

Dr. David Watson

Dr. David H. Watson

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


Youth Ministry

Jim Lombardi

Jim Lombardi

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


Music

Gretchen Franz

Dr. Gretchen Franz

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

Nancy Lutz

Nancy Lutz

Director of Handbell Choirs


Child Care

Mettelise

Mettelise Ziegler, M.S., Director

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


Christian Education

Kim Rhoton

Kim Rhoton

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


Support Staff

Virginia Katinsky

Virginia Katinsky

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

Monica Kao

Monica Kao

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

Juliette Mariani

Juliette Mariani

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

Michele Rizzo

Michelle Rizzo

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

Mike Staab

Mike Staab

Facilities Setup