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Council of Bishops & Judicatory Executives

The Council of Bishops and Executives comprises the leaders of each of our member church bodies, and serves as Christian Associates' board of directors. The Council meets quarterly for collegial support and for organizational governance and visioning. Current Council members are:


The Rev. David Ackerman, Conference Minister
Penn West Conference
United Church of Christ


The Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen, Regional Minister and President

Pennsylvania Region

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Pastor Michael Blough

Bruderhof Communities


The Rev. Ricky Burgess, Moderator

Allegheny Union Baptist Association


Bishop Alex Cameron

The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh 

Anglican Church in North America

The Rev. Nila Cogan, Dean

Mid-Northeast Mission District

North American Lutheran Church

Bishop GREGORY of Nyssa 
Diocese of the U.S.A.

Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church


The Rev. Dr. Tom Harmon, Executive Presbyter
Beaver-Butler Presbytery

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Majors Gregory and Joyce Hartshorn, Divisional Commanders 
Western Pennsylvania Division

The Salvation Army

Bishop IRINEJ 
Eastern American Diocese

Serbian Orthodox Church

The Rev. Jeffrey Johnson, Associate Executive Pastor
Pittsburgh Baptist Association

American Baptist Church


Pastor John Kent

Pittsburgh Metro Ministries

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church

The Rev. Craig Kephart, Executive Presbyter
Washington Presbytery

Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Most Rev. Larry J. Kulick, Bishop

Diocese of Greensburg

Roman Catholic Church

The Rev. Kurt F. Kusserow, Bishop
Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr.
Third Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Church
       represented locally by the Presiding Elder, Allegheny/Scranton District

                                    and the Presiding Elder, Pittsburgh District


Diocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania 
Orthodox Church of America

Bishop W. Darin Moore
Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

       represented locally by the Presiding Elder of the Pittsburgh District

The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Bishop
Western Pennsylvania Conference
United Methodist Church

The Rev. Richard "Skip" Noftzger, Jr., Executive Presbyter 
Redstone Presbytery
Presbyterian Church (USA)

Jody Raeford, Executive Director

Foundation of HOPE

The Very Rev. John Rencewicz II, Temporary Administrator 
Southern Deanery, Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese
Polish National Catholic Church

Metropolitan SAVAS 
Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Greek Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla 
Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Byzantine Catholic Church

The Rt. Rev. Ketlen Solak, Bishop

Diocese of Pittsburgh 
The Episcopal Church, U.S.A.

The Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, General Minister 
Pittsburgh Presbytery

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Rt. Rev. Bishop THOMAS 
Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic

Antiochian Orthodox Church
       represented locally by the Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Yazge 

Rev. Dr. Donald Wilson, Executive Presbyter
Presbytery of Kiskiminetas

Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Most Rev. Bishop David A. Zubik
Diocese of Pittsburgh

Roman Catholic Church

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