Cynthia Reyes Fillmore, Pastor/Head of Staff email 412.242.4570 Ext. 12
I have been ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for over 20 years and have served congregations in California and Washington before moving to Pittsburgh in 2008 to accept the call to Beulah Church. Ministry has been the calling of my life since God first spoke to me to “hold forth the word of life” (Philippians 2:16).
I am greatly blessed in my life to be married to Kent Fillmore for over 36 years. For fun we enjoy exploring the interesting places in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. However, much of my time is devoted to the care and training of our three parrots, including two rescue birds.
Tracy Belmonte, Director of the Preschool email 412.242.4570 Ext. 28
I was born and raised in Fairmont, WV and grew up with my “second family” at First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont. I met my husband, Mike, at Westminster College and we’ve been married for almost 33 years! We have two sons, two daughters, a fabulous daughter-in-law and three precious granddaughters! A sweet dog and cute cat round out the family. I’ve been a member of Beulah since 1988 and my entrance into Beulah was through the sanctuary choir where I continue to enjoy singing! In 1992 became a teacher at Beulah Christian Preschool and Child Care, and in 2001 I accepted a call to become the Director. It has been my joy and delight to serve the children and families of our church and communities through this special ministry! Other than singing, my favorite things to do in my “spare” time include spending time with family and friends and curling up with a good book (especially on the beach!). I am truly blessed to have been given this life.
Jeremy Bosse, Sound Technician email
I fell in love with radio broadcasting and started working in July 2005 for 810 Inc., which was doing business as WEDO Radio. I had my own radio show - The Jeremy King Show - playing Big Band Jazz from the 1930's thru current artists. I was attracted to Beulah because of the music program and convinced my parents, Tim and Ramona, to join the church. I joined myself after attending confirmation class. I attended Trinity Christian High School. I play piano, bass, guitar and organ, and I have been fortunate to serve as a guest organist for Beulah’s traditional worship service.
Ken Conner, Head Custodian email
I have been married to Victoria, a beautiful woman, for 28 years. We have two married daughters and four grandchildren. I worked in the printing industry for 35 years as a headpressman on a six-color press. I retired from the Graphic Arts Union in 2014. I am an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. i started working at Beulah in 2015. I have enjoyed meeting alot of nice people and keeping busy in my work here.
Kayla Davis, Custodian
Kayla is our new evening custodian! She graduated from Penn Hills H.S. in 2013, and served in the Army as a human resource specialist at Fort Jackson, SC.
She loves painting (acrylic - she’s inspired by nature) dogs, roller-skating, and all sports - she plays them all; but when pressed would say basketball is her favorite. Kayla lives in Monroeville.
Bill Larson, Choir Director/Organist email 412.242.4570 Ext. 13
A native Pittsburgher, I did my graduate work at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and have served various churches there and in Pittsburgh, including sixteen years at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. I have been the accompanist for the Renaissance City Choirs since 2010, and over the years I have worked in various capacities with St. Vincent College, the Undercroft and Microscopic Opera companies, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. I live in Stanton Heights with my wife Jennifer, who sings with the Sanctuary choir from time to time. We share our home with our our cats, Hillary and Fiona, and we share our yard with our chickens, Ophelia and Julie. Beulah welcomed me in May of 2017.
Carolyn Leah, Director of Christian Discipleship email 412.242.4570 Ext. 17
I grew up in the Penn Hills area of Pittsburgh and have lived here most of my life (except for a brief time in the Baltimore/DC Corridor). I have been serving the church in Christian Education in a variety of capacities for more than 28 years. I was called to Beulah in 2009 to use my gifts for teaching and leading in the Christian nurture of children and their families. My two adult children (one in Pittsburgh and one in Virginia) make up my family. At home, I enjoy time with my three cats and one dog, a Sheltie, named Daisy. I love hiking in the mountains and taking photographs of nature and wildlife. My favorite “God spot” is Shenandoah National Park and I travel there at least once a year for rest and renewal. It is a joy and a blessing to help children and their families build a life in faith.
Cindy Mathieu, Assistant Administrative Preschool Director email 412.242.4424 ext 27
I have been married to my husband, Jim, for 41 years. We have three married sons and four grandchildren with at least one more anticipated. One of my favorite activities is walking my dog, Parker, with my husband at Boyce Park. I am active as an usher, lector, and Christian Educator in my Church. I have worked at Beulah Christian Preschool and Child Care for over 24 years and consider Beulah Church my second home.
Kelly Miskis, Revolution Worship Leader email
I was educated in performing arts schools and gifted music programs from the age of nine and have always been involved in the music scene, composing music, some of which has been used for independent films. I previously led worship for a church in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. I continue to walk faithfully in the Lord and to seek ways to know him more through nature and art. I have lived in Pittsburgh for almost ten years. I have two children: son Ilya and daughter Ingrid.
Debra Perry, Business Administrator email 412.242.4570 Ext. 16
My husband, Lynn, and I moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1980. We have three sons, two daughters–in-law and 3 grandchildren. Since our sons have all moved away and the rest of our family lives in other states, we spend our spare/leisure time traveling to visit them. Our travels take us to Alabama, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri and Perth, Western Australia (our youngest son & family are missionaries to Australia!!). I have been Beulah’s Business Administrator since 2002.
Alex Ruzanic, Director of Youth and Missional Outreach email 412.242.4570 Ext. 14
Alex is a Pittsburgher born and bred and as such a loyal fan of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates! He grew up in the North Hills, graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Conducting and received my Master of Divinity at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Alex has been in professional youth ministry for the past 23+ years. Alex Ruzanic has been married to his beautiful bride, Beth, for 20 years and together have the 4 most amazing children on the planet. Their family loves to spend time together watching sports - especially Steelers Football and Manchester City soccer - and being outdoors. We love to hang out together at the swimming pool in the summertime! The greatest joy in my life comes from being a husband and father - I have been truly blessed.
Richard Szeremany, Director of Worship and Music Emeritus
Richard is very dear to Beulah Church. Because of his years of service in both pastoral and music ministry in the Pittsburgh area and in New Jersey, Richard's skills as a master of the organ and choral direction are well known and highly sought after. He helped us transition through two interim times in our worship leadership for the traditional worship service. He has also been a great encourager of our contemporary service and its leadership. We have been so blessed by his wisdom and kindness and are grateful to God that we can formalize his relationship with us with this honor. He continues to fill in as an organist and with our Exceptional Friends bell choir as needed.
Ann Turnock, Congregational Care Associate email
I grew up at Beulah and became a member as a teenager. After serving three years with the Presbyterian Church in Columbia, I moved to California and graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary and competed a chaplaincy internship at UCLA Medical Center. After 40 years living and working in California, I came home. I am thrilled that God has answered my prayers for a ministry position, to serve as a member of the Beulah staff providing pastoral care to those who are homebound and in hospitals.
Lucinda Wiebe, Office and Communications Supervisor email 412.242.4570 Ext. 10
I grew up in Sherwood, OR on a large family farm and attended Oregon State University (Child Development major). After moving to Pasadena, CA to attend Fuller Theological Seminary (MA in Theology) I met my husband, John, who is from Pittsburgh and a Presbyterian pastor (now retired). We have two young adult sons, Will and Dylan. We also have three cats, and a bearded dragon. I am an avid photographer and crafter, an advocate for people with special needs, and I enjoy kayaking and riding my bike on the rail trails around SW Pennsylvania and NE Ohio.