North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Leadership & Staff – All Campuses

Scott Stevens

Scott Stevens

As the Lead Pastor, Scott is the directional leader, overseeing Campus Pastors and the Teaching Team.  He also leads the Executive Leadership Team and the Elder’s Council. Before becoming the Lead Pastor, Scott served as Family Pastor for six years and Executive Pastor for three years. He served many years in ministry before coming to North Way in 2002. Scott is a native Pittsburgher with a love for all things “Pittsburgh.” “Go Bucs!” He lives in Warrendale with his wife, Tina, and they have two adult daughters.

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Dr. Jay Passavant

Dr. Jay Passavant

Dr. Jay Passavant and his wife, Carol, founded North Way Christian Community in 1981 along with eight other couples. Over this past season Pastor Jay has transitioned North Way to a new Lead Pastor while maintaining relationships and responsibilities that have enabled North Way to thrive and grow in the Pittsburgh region. In his ongoing role as Founding Pastor, he provides leadership, timely advice, and acts as a liaison to many influential and Christ centered ministries in the area, Pastor Jay and Carol live in the North Hills and have three adult children and eight grandchildren.

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Dave D’Angelo

Dave D’Angelo

Dave leads the Campus Pastors across all locations in delivering North Way ministry in our communities. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and also oversees the Kids/Students (Family Matters) Champion. Before joining the North Way Staff in 2016, Dave served for ten years on the Leadership Team at NewPointe Community Church (NE Ohio). Dave and his wife, Brooke, live in the Mars area and have three children.

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Shannon Libengood

Shannon Libengood

Shannon leads the Spiritual Growth Teams across all locations including Local & Global Missions, Adult Life, Guest Services and Care Ministries. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and also serves as the Missions Champion. She grew up at North Way and after spending several years in the mission field, returned to a position on the North Way staff in 2005. Shannon and her husband, Ernie, live in Gibsonia, and have three children.

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Billy Bob White

Billy Bob White

Billy Bob leads the Weekend Experience teams across all locations including Worship, Production, and Creative / Communications. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and also serves as the Worship Champion. Billy Bob lives in Allison Park with his wife, Colette, and their four children.

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Dennis Allan

Dennis Allan

Dennis is the pastor at the North Way Oakland Campus. He began working at North Way in 2009 as the Director of High School Ministry at the Wexford Campus, and in 2011 began providing leadership to Wexford’s Worship Cafe' community. Dennis and his wife, Julia, live in Pittsburgh’s North Side with their five children.

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Brad Beggs

Brad Beggs

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Paul Hunter

Paul Hunter

Paul provides leadership and pastoral care to the East End. He recently moved to Pittsburgh from Huntsville, Alabama. Paul was previously the Senior Pastor of a church and planted a church that he led until he sensed God's calling to something new away from his hometown. Paul joined the North Way staff in 2016 and lives in Squirrel Hill with his family.

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John Reilly

John Reilly

John provides leadership and pastoral care to the Dormont campus. John and his family have been a part of North Way since 2009. He and his wife, Allison, live in Dormont with their three children.

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Chris White

Chris White

Chris provides leadership and pastoral care to the Beaver Valley Campus.  With more than 27 years of ministry experience, Chris joined the North Way staff in February 2017.  His vision as the Beaver Valley Campus Pastor is to effectively lead others to be “Jesus with Skin” in the areas where they live, work and play and to lead others to experience ongoing transformation and develop successful methods for missional living.  Chris and his wife, Shannon, live in Monaca and have two adult children.

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Darren Bowers

Darren Bowers

Darren serves as the point person for the Care Ministry across all campuses. This role includes care for the community in times of crisis and celebration, addiction support groups and overseeing North Way’s Professional Counseling Center. He joined the North Way staff in 2004. Darren and his wife, Lorie, live in the North Hills and have two children.

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Kent Chevalier

Kent Chevalier

Kent serves as the point person for Discipleship across all campuses. He is also a member of the Teaching Team. His role includes envisioning and equipping the Church to reproduce the character, ways and mission of Jesus in the places where we live, work and play. He joined the staff in 2007. Kent and his wife, Erica, live in the North Hills with their three daughters.

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Dr. Bryan McCabe

Dr. Bryan McCabe

Bryan provides leadership and pastoral care to L.A.M.P. (Learning and Mentoring Partnership), House of Manna, and North Way’s Transformational Urban Leadership Institute in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He grew up at North Way and joined the staff in 2006. Bryan and his wife, Julie, live in Homewood and have two daughters.

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Emily Cook

Emily Cook

As the Finance Director, Emily oversees the Finance Team and all financial aspects across the North Way campuses. She joined the staff in 2016. Prior to North Way, Emily spent 7 years between public accounting and corporate accounting. Emily lives in Regent Square with her husband, Brian, and their son.

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Chris Fitting

Chris Fitting

Chris oversees the Real Estate and Facilities at all campuses. He has been part of the North Way staff since 2006. Chris and his wife, Karen, live in the North Hills and have two adult children.

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John Hollenberger

John Hollenberger

As the Director of IT, John oversees all IT related processes for all of the North Way campuses.  He has been part of the North Way Staff since 2016. John and his wife, Jennifer, live in the New Sewickley Township area and have three children. They are also in the process of adopting their fourth child from Colombia.

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Tim Bish

Tim Bish

Tim leads and oversees the functional leaders of the Human Resources, Facilities, and Information Technology Departments, Safety and Security at all locations, acts as in-house legal counsel, and serves the Executive Team. Between joining North Way in 2019 and his tenure in private practice, Tim attended Discipleship Training School at the University of the Nations-Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Kona Base and served mission outreach in South East Asia, where he experienced the power, presence, and provision of God in an incredible way. Tim was raised in Pittsburgh and lives in Wexford.

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Mak McKeehan

Mak McKeehan

As the Creative Director, Mak leads a team of talented creatives who pour their passions into North Way’s worship production, events, marketing, communications and all things creative. He joined the North Way team in 2019 after two decades working in various facets of the media and entertainment industries. An avid entrepreneur, Mak has started and grown several businesses, most recently an advertising agency and Lily & Val, a boutique lifestyle stationery and gift company he owns with his wife Valerie. They reside in Shadyside with their daughter Vienna and love walking everywhere!

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Ryan Paskey

Ryan Paskey

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Leadership & Staff – Central Support

Christopher Ashmore
IT Specialist
Lisa Bacher
Creative Administrator
Kathy Bain
Assistant to Founding Pastor/Community Care Coordinator
Brian Barnhart
Systems Technician
Amanda Beggs
Director of Leadership Development
Jayme Berryman
Human Resources Manager
Tim Bish
Director of Business Operations
Kristen Boban
Lead Graphic Designer
Darren Bowers
Pastor of Care Ministry
Emily Cook
Finance Director
Adam Farrell
Associate Worship Champion
Chris Fitting
Special Operations Director
Caulin Grant
Social Media Coordinator / Staff Photographer, Videographer
John Hollenberger
Information Technology Director
Mark Hughes
Print Production Technician
Dana Hunter
Missions Administrator/Digital Marketing Coordinator
Marc Hutchison
Counseling Center Director
Beth Ketterer
Receptionist
Alana Koontz
Business Operations Assistant
Beverly Leasher
Event Coordinator/Administrative Asst. to Discipleship Pastor
Sherman Leeper
LAMP Production Coordinator
Jonathan Mathieu
Staff Writer & Residency Program Director
Bob McAfee
Facilities Director
Susan McAnally
Assistant to Lead Pastor
Mak McKeehan
Creative Director
Jack Novak
Finance Administrator
Kelly Phillips
LAMP Coordinator
Dr. Jim Platt
Scholar in Residence
Grace Pothen
Executive Assistant of Spiritual Development / Missions Coordinator
Carlo Prati
Video Director
Chris Preksta
Visual Design Team Leader
Toni Reed
Care Ministry Coordinator
Brian Schultz
Primary Worship Accompanist
Monica Wilkinson
Database Coordinator
Norma Wright
Finance Manager
Sara Zakutney
Counseling Care Coordinator