Matthew is an ordained minister in the PCA. He holds a BA in Religion and an MDiv from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh with credentials in Christian leadership from Ohio Christian University. He worked as a paramedic for many years before and during his time at Seminary. Together, he and his wife Heather have two wonderful little girls named Lily and Violet.
Stephanie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She previously worked as a public school teacher before resigning to stay at home with her children. Stephanie and her husband Andrew have two girls, Kaylee and Julia.
Raymond Weir has been a PCA elder since 1980 in both Pitcairn Church and New Life Presbyterian Church, serving at New Life since its conception. Although not always an active elder, he has taught Sunday school classes off and on since his time at Pitcairn, and currently teaches classes at New Life. He spent the last part of his professional career in nuclear power where he worked as a Technical Advisor/Components Engineer in nuclear sites across the country. He has been married to his wife Linda for 47 years, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.
Matthew Pavelka has been blessed to be a member of NLPC since he was in middle school. While growing up in the church, many individuals played an important role in fostering his spiritual growth, which had helped him accept the call to serve. Matthew has a background in Electrical Engineering and currently works with on site power systems. He is married to his wonderful wife, Samantha, and together they have 2 children, Lucas and Eliza.
Deacons & Elders
We have many Elders and Deacons who serve at New Life Presbyterian Church. If you need one of them for assistance, you can reach out to them directly by utilizing one of the emails below, or contact the office to get put in touch with the correct person.