Get to know our new Joshua House Board Members
A Pittsburgh native, Alex Ruzanic grew up in the North Hills and later attended Penn State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Conducting. He went on to receive his Masters of Divinity at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS), while also spending half of his time at Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary. He has been working in youth ministry for the past twenty years and is currently the Director of Youth and Missional Outreach at Beulah Presbyterian Church. He has also had many opportunities to be involved in the life changing ministry of Missions.
Alex and his wife, Beth, have been married for seventeen years and have four children together. He and his family love sports and the outdoors, especially football, English soccer (Manchester City – go Citizens!), and hanging out together at the pool during the summer. A true Pittsburgher at heart, he is a loyal fan of the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. A man blessed by the gift of his family, he considers being a husband and a father the greatest joy of his life.
Rev. Dr. Richard G. Wolling
Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Rev. Dr. Richard G. Wolling attended Gordon College, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He went on to receive both his Masters of Divinity and his Doctorate of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has since had pastorates in many places, including two years in Boston, two in Long Island, and two in Oklahoma, before settling into his thirty-two year pastorate at Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the Board of Managers of Pittsburgh Region International Students Ministry.
Richard and his wife, Mary, have been married for forty-six years and have been blessed with three children – two sons and one daughter – and five grandchildren.
Mark Steffey is a 1996 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. After stints in church youth ministry and inner city youth development, he joined the staff of the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) in 2008. Since then, Mark has been serving among Division I student athletes at the University of Pittsburgh. He attends practices and games, mentors students one-on-one, meets with them in small groups, takes them into the inner city to serve, and to Haiti to work with orphans. His immersion in this world has allowed him to watch these athletes balance the demands of athletics, academics, and social life, and he has seen first-hand how difficult the transition can be for them after graduation when this balancing act is over. In January 2017, Mark self-published his first book, After the Lights, a short novel geared towards helping former student athletes find meaning beyond college athletics.
Mark and his wife Kristin have been married for nineteen years and have four children, Hannah, Haley, Mason, and Braedan.
Chris Pfeiffer frequently travels to Haiti and has made over 25 trips since 2007.
Chris is one of the co-founders and the current Executive Director of the Espwa Foundation.
The Espwa Foundation serves their friends in Haiti through medical projects, farming initiatives, family support, and small business opportunities. “Espwa” means “hope” in Haitian Creole. The all volunteer Espwa team continues to make a positive impact through relationships in Haiti. (www.espwa.com)
Living in Pittsburgh, Chris’s “day job” is with the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter as a Senior Development Manager. His family includes his wife, Lauren, their son 2 year old son Charlie. They are expecting their second child in May 2017.
Craig Schweiger (President)
Kurt Schweiger (Vice President)
Maureen Binnig (Treasurer)
Alex Simakas served 4 years
JM Manion served 6 years
Bill Weeks April 2013 served 4 years
Dan Makuch served 2 years
Janine Schuliger served 12years
Chuck Smith served 6 years
Paul Keelan served 4 years
Mike Kulmoski served 1 year
Tracy Walnoha served 14 years
Ingar Lesheim served 1 year
Mark Wrigley served 4 years
Sandy Schultheis served 4 years
Christine Andrews served 3 years
Leeanne Schweiger served 16 year
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