…you’re no longer strangers and exiles.  You belong here…

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Mission Statement

Less than perfect people seeking to live out God’s perfect will.

We live out our mission statement through joyful worship, continuing spiritual education and stimulating study, and making God’s love real.

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Vision Statement

We believe that Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel to diverse peoples of the world.

We desire to enrich our church with a diversity of people so that we may enjoy and learn from our differences, and, more importantly, our similarities.

We therefore welcome and encourage diversity among church members and officers (elders and ministers of Word and sacrament).

We invite all people who seek to follow Christ to join Waverly and to participate in all of its activities, including church leadership and ordination.

We will work towards the elimination of any obstacles to such full participation regardless of race, age, financial condition, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

We stand in solidarity with all people of good will who seek to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation.

We confirm as a central part of Waverly’s mission the continuous re-creation of a welcoming environment so that we may continue to reflect the beauty of all God’s kingdom.

We are a church committed to making unconditional love real in the lives of people inside and outside our community. Mission appeals to the people inside to help those outside.

Rev. Caitlin Werth

Rev. Caitlin Werth is a Pittsburgh native who loves and cares for the people and places of this city. She has a background in social services and earned her Master’s of Divinity and a certificate in Urban Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. 

She was an early leader with the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community on the South Side and is passionate about new worshipping communities and church revitalization. 

Prior to her call with Waverly, Pastor Caitlin served as director of the Foundation of HOPE’s Interfaith Pre-Release Program in the Allegheny County Jail, helping empower participants to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.

Pastor Caitlin is a coach with the 1001 New Worshiping Communities coaching network and is committed to holistic development, interfaith connections, and helping all people realize they are truly loved.

She is a proud wife, step-mother, dog-mom, daughter, sister, and friend. You can reach Caitlin by email at pastor@waverlychurch.org.

Choir warming up for Easter

Staff

  • Choir Director  — Joe Stuligross
  • Accompanist — Youngmin Kwon
  • Nursery Staff Coordinator — Khadiza Massey
  • Office Administrator — Alex Marthaler
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Session

  • Curt Boirum
  • Amy Dove
  • Eleanor Fisher, clerk
  • Tom Golightly
  • Ginny Grimes
  • Rob Hosken
  • Virginia Linn
  • Tawna Loutsenhizer
  • Marsha Morris
  • Adrian Roe
  • John Wray, treasurer
  • Dan Vargas
potluck - we do food right!
Rev Beckie on the Abundant Hope garden mission in Larimer
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Waverly Presbyterian Church Annual Reports