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Staff

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REV. LAURA STRAUSS

Pastor Laura received her Master of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Chatham University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry with a focus on the impact of intergenerational relationships on the faith development of young adults. For fun she enjoys spending time with her husband of 17 years, their son, and two cats. Pastor Laura can be reached at: revlaurastrauss@gmail.com or phone (412)561-6261 x201

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SHELBY GRACEY
MUSIC DIRECTOR

Shelby is organist, pianist, and the director of our adult choir.   She has been with Sunset Hills for over a decade and has increased the choir to over 20 members.  Additionally she directs our 5- octave handbell and chime choir.  Shelby also collaborates with members of the choir and local churches to help spread the joy of music.   

Interested in joining bells, choir or performing?  Visit our Worship through music page here.

Or contact Shelby at sgracey@verizon.net or phone (412) 561-6261 x204.

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TAYLOR STRANG
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Taylor is the director of Christian Education and runs the church instagram @sunsethilllspgh. She has been a member of the congregation since 2013 and has many memories of her childhood here. She is currently pursuing her Social Sciences degree with a focus on anthropology and sociology. Her passion for chrisitan education revolves around the curiosity of children and their ability to ask questions. Taylor loves to read and crotchet in her free time, if you have the time stop in to ask her about her most recent project or book. 

Taylor can be reached at sunsethillsce@gmail.com or by phone at (412)562-7997.

BETH ROMIG
FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Beth can be reached
at shupfinance@gmail.com or by phone at (412) 561-6261 x202

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KARIN SCHEIN
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY

Karin can be reached Monday, Wednesday and Friday at:
sunsethillschurch@gmail.com or phone (412) 561-6261 x200

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JIM HUDAK
SEXTON

Jim can be reached by calling the church office at:
(412) 561-6261 x200

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REV. DR. BILL GRACEY
PASTOR EMERITUS

Dr. Bill Gracey served the Sunset Hills UPC congregation from February 1999 until his retirement in November 2013.  His hard-working passion for the ministry, his sense of humor, and his pastoral care for us all are just some of the qualities that make him our beloved Pastor Emeritus.

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MICHELLE BRUMFIELD
PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Michelle and her trained teachers maintain the belief that children learn about their world through play and discovery.  The staff seeks to promote a safe learning environment where children are given the opportunity to wonder and learn about the world they live in.  They are encouraged to discover new things and to see where their imagination can take them through music, art, science, and play.  Classes are available for children 2-5 years of age. 

For more information, please visit the school website at www.sunsethillsnurseryschool.com or contact directly at 412-440-0019 or sunsethillsnurseryschool@gmail.com.

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