The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Deacons serve in compassionate ministry.
  • It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.
  • Deacons organize and serve in ministries to engage people and groups in Christ’s service. Deacons meet monthly or more frequently if a particular program or project requires this.
  • Deacons should be persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment.

To learn more about specific ministries in which the deacons of Shadyside Presbyterian Church engage, please visit this page.

Class of 2024

John H. Harrison
Kathy Lash
Robin S. Minich
Della R. Pennywell
Richard H. Potter
Jee Eun Song
Rachael W. Viehman

Class of 2025

Karla T. Byrd
Erin D. Davies
Rebecca H. Dick
Elizabeth B. Kline
Adam D. Loucks
Megan M. Narcisi
Carey T. Vinson

Class of 2026

Emma R. Balaan
Janice D. Collins
Melissa A. Rychener
Gregory J. Sheffer
Charles G. Smith
Garret B. Smith
Janice M. Talerico