Reverend David J. Hanna was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and raised in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. He is a graduate of Eckerd College (formerly, Florida Presbyterian College) in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. David and his wife, Brenda, have two children.
Reverend Richard Cassel was raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College (AB), United Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Muskingum College (honorary DD). Ordained in 1964 at Presbytery of Miami Valley in Dayton, OH, he served congregations in Dayton, OH, Indiana, PA, and Lebanon, PA.
Brenda Brock was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. She joined the Calvary staff in 2011. Her office experience is in both profit and not-for-profit organizations. Brenda and her husband, Tony, have two daughters.
Marcie is a lifelong resident of Markle, a village in Allegheny Twp. She was raised in the Presbyterian denomination and is an ordained elder. She sings as female lead in the Contemporary Christian band “Risen To Save”. She has over 25 years experience in administration. She and her husband, Paul, have two married children and 3 grandchildren.
Director of Community Assistance and Mission
Christine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She moved to Indiana in 1990. Christine is a member of Calvary and joined Calvary’s staff in October 2021. She has a helpful spirit.
Kimberly was born in Texas, but has lived in Western PA most of her life and has lived in Apollo for the past 22 years. She received her B.S. degree in Business/Marketing from Penn State. She has run an employee leasing company for over 20 years and has also helped businesses set up and maintain their business on Quickbooks as well as help with government discrepancies. She enjoys looking at the big financial picture and help to streamline the business. Kimberly has a son that she enjoys and loves to watch play baseball. She also enjoys playing racquetball when she can squeeze it in.
Richard Smith, the Head Sexton, has lived in Indiana County for the past fifty years. Over the years he has developed into a Jack-of-all-trades, which is helpful when working here at Calvary. Since being employed here, he has had to do almost everything but preach and play the organ.
Ken Leasure was raised in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He joined the Calvary staff in 2010. He is a former Army Reservist and enjoys golfing. Ken and his wife, Cindy, reside in Indiana, PA.
Acting Director of Music
Susan Wheatley has a career as a choral music educator and concert pianist previously serving on the music faculties of Oakland University in Michigan and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Susan holds a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Michigan and has an active interest in gender equity particularly on the subject of women composers and women in music. She lives in the foothills of Western Pennsylvania where she enjoys playing duo piano works with her husband composer Daniel Perlongo and serving as a part-time choral director at Calvary Church.
Associate Director of Music
Roberta Jones grew up in Calvary Church. She studied organ with Laura Knepshield in Apollo and Russell Wichman in Pittsburgh, and was organist at the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington for thirty years before accepting the position at Calvary in 2001. Currently, she is on the executive board of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. In October 2015 and 2016, Roberta was heard in recital on the 73-rank Reuter pipe organ at Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh. In addition to her home in Pittsburgh, Roberta maintains a family farm a few miles west of town, which is a favorite location for congregational picnics and outings.
Handbell Choir Director
Sam M. Odom, III was born in Sonora, TX and studied vocal music at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. While earning his B.M. in Music with an All-Level Teaching Certificate, Sam had numerous opportunities singing with small ensembles of the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra and has sung with ensembles across western Europe. After graduating in 2001, Sam taught choral music to numerous young people in central and northeastern Texas. In the summer of 2017 Sam moved to Indiana, PA and has been worshipping with Calvary Church ever since. When Sam is not singing or leading the bell choir in rehearsals/performances, he enjoys camping, hiking, and reading.