Learning ~ Living ~ Loving

the way of Jesus Christ

Through worship, service, and study,
we will be an inviting faith community
that encourages and enables everyone to use their gifts
to share God’s love with one another and with all God’s people

Founded in 1845, Trinity is located in one of the older settlements of Allegheny County and still bears the word “German” in its Charter name as well as on the inscription on the front of its church building. The church was born when the Reverend Michael Schweigert sought out area Lutherans and organized them into a congregation. The treasurer’s report of 1901 showed an expenditure of $3 to repair the stable in which the horses were kept during services.

The historic brick church stands as a symbol of strength and conviction of the faith of past and present members. Members today cherish their historic and religious traditions of spreading the good news of Christ and reaching out to the community in love.

Meet the Staff

Rev. Doug Gebhard

Rev. Doug Gebhard

Interim Pastor

A native of Pittsburgh, Doug is a Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister of Word and Sacrament and serves under the provision of Full Communion with he ELCA.. His early ministry was with installed positions but he eventually discerned a calling to interim/transitional ministry. Certified in interim ministry for 25 years, Doug has served churches in PA, NC, FL and NY. He’s also served a Moravian congregation in NC.. He specializes in helping congregations through the pastoral call/placement process. Contact Doug.

Amy Kapp

Amy Kapp

Music Director

Amy serves the church by leading the adult and youth vocal choirs and developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and well-rounded music ministry program. In addition to weekly music presentation for Worship services, she is responsible for coordinating periodic special music events. We are so thankful for Amy and bringing us joy through music every week! Contact Amy.

Julie Kastelic

Julie Kastelic

Office Administrator

A native of Oil City, Julie rejoined the workforce eight years ago after raising her three children. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work and enjoys working with people. In her free time Julie enjoys reading, attending concerts with her husband, Jeff, and walking their two dogs. Contact Julie.

We’re a member of the Southwestern Synod of Pennsylvania in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with nearly 3.3 million members in more than 8,900 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.

To learn more about Lutheranism, visit the ELCA “About” page.