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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Mike Davis, Coordinator

Mike committed his life to Jesus Christ when the Lord spoke to his heart at age 15. Kathi accepted his proposal in 1974 and together they have 3 married children and 4 grand daughters. He and Kathi live in Robinson Township and love traveling around to spend time with the family. Mike is a retired Boilermaker and current part-time welding instructor at PTI. He enjoys friends, the outdoors, hot rods, and ministering to high schoolers, young adults, men and widows. Mike has led or participated in 13 mission trips, both foreign and domestic.

 Contact Mike at mikedavisyfc@yahoo.com or 412-965-6053.

 

Keith Balistrieri 

Keith committed his life to Jesus while on vacation at Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC in his early 30's. Keith has been happily married to the love of his life Lisa for 25 yrs and is the proud dad of 4 children. Keith and his family live in Glenshaw and he is the owner of Balistrieri Construction Co which is a 3rd generation family owned roofing company which includes his son Jess. Keith uses his company as a platform to share the gospel with customers he meets. He is also a member of Bible Study Fellowship. He has done a few mission projects with CCGF, Urban Impact and His company sponsored projects. He and his family love to spend summers going back to Lakewood Campground to the place they call home where they vacation and participate in a 4th of July mission week of sharing the gospel and opening air preaching.

Don Bishop 

Don was born and raised in a Christian home in Scranton, PA. He was baptized at 7 but came to a full understanding of his Christian faith and dedicated his life to Christ at age 15. He became very involved in Youth for Christ during high school. He went on to Pinebrook Junior College and Covenant College where he studied philosophy. In 1970 Don married his longtime friend, Barbara Renner and they then had their child, Aimee. In 1980 Don’s job moved them from Scranton to Buffalo, NY where they lived for 23 years. They were founding members of a church of the Presbyterian Church in America where Don served as an elder for 9 years. In 2004, Don and Barb moved to the Pittsburgh area and became members of Christ Church. After 10 years of battling breast cancer, Barbara went to her eternal home in October 2013. Don retired in March 2015. He has been a member of Christ Church for 11 years and now serves on the Men’s Ministry Committee and Grief Share.

Barry Bretsnyder

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
 I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and currently live in Ross Township. I grew up in a Methodist Church but drifted away in my late teens and while I always believed in God I didn’t truly except him as my Lord and Savior until I was in my 30’s. I have been married to my wife Darlene for 27 years and have a 15 year old son Logan. I was a Warrant Officer in the National Guard for 23 years. I am currently a pilot for PPG Industries. I have been a member of CCGF for 17 years and am an Usher and a Greeter and serve communion in the Third service. I have wanted to serve the Lord in other capacities and was asked by Mike Davis to participate in Men’s Ministry. I thought it would give me the opportunity to work with and serve with the men in our church and our community.

 

Jim Britsch
Jim committed his life to Jesus Christ right here at Christ Church about 15 years ago. Married to his life long love Marie. They have 2 lovely daughters and 3 grandsons that their very proud of. Jim and Marie live here in Ohio Township. Together they enjoy the outdoors, and traveling. Jim is currently the President of Local 29, of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and has worked for the Duquesne Light Company for 41 years. He enjoys cooking, woodcarving, hiking and just tinkering around the house. Jim presently leads the Ushering Ministry here at Christ Church.


Dave Brewer
Dave Brewer grew up in the North Allegheny district of Pittsburgh in a Christian home. After majoring in history at Bethany College, he went to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He worked for many years in youth ministry with Young Life, and then concentrated on family and men’s ministry. He and his wife Darlene have three married children and seven grandchildren. He retired in 2015 after 18 years at Elfinwild Presbyterian Church, and 14 years as the Senior Pastor at Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church. Christ Church is now their church family.