Leadership at Venice Presbyterian Church

Staff, Session, Trustees & Committees


Pastor Patrick Keeley — Pastor
On August 20, 2023, Pastor Patrick Keeley was unanimously voted to be the next called pastor of Venice Church.


ptkeeley@gmail.com or 724-745-8362

Shari O’Rourke — Administrative Assistant & Church Treasurer
Treasurer, Shari O’Rourke joined our staff in 2018. In January, 2024, Shari extended her role as Administrative Assistant.


office@venice-church.org or 724-745-8362

Erin Connors — Music Director
Since September 2015, Erin Connors has served as our Music Director – leading our choir and coordinating our music ministry.


music@venice-church.org or 724-745-8362


The entire life of the local church is under the oversight and supervision of the Session. The Session is composed of the Pastor, and all the Ruling Elders on active service. All Elders are responsible for reading the Book of Order.


office@venice-church.org (“Attention: Clerk of Session in the Subject Line)



The Deacons of Venice Church provide love and support to our congregation in addition to the needs of our neighbors and loved ones. Whether we are making meals to show people that they are loved, sending cards, keeping in touch with our elderly, helping out a family going through a rough time such as a death/financial difficulties or coordinating a luncheon for our congregation, we are an active group serving our Lord.


Linda Tyman – dlajtyman@comcast.net or 724.747.1048

Budget & Finance Committee

The Budget & Finance Committee provides oversight and stewardship of all financial resources. This committee ensures funds are managed responsibly, transparently, and in accordance with the church’s mission and values. The committee is made of ruling elders, trustees, deacons, pastor, treasurer and several members at large. New members are always welcome.


office@venice-church.org (“Attention: Finance Committee” in the Subject Line)

Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee is responsible for the Christian education of Venice Presbyterian Church. Our team consists of a ruling elder, our adult and child teachers, and Pastor.  Our goal is to help make disciples through teaching and mentoring our students and congregants. 


office@venice-church.org (“Attention: Christian Ed Committee” in the Subject Line)

Missions Committee

The Missions committee oversees the missions supported by the church. 


office@venice-church.org (“Attention: Missions Committee” in the Subject Line)

Nurture Committee

Committee description coming soon.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is responsible for making relationships in our community, hopefully leading them to VPC for discipleship training. Our team consists of a ruling elder and members of the congregation at large.  Our goals are to build ministries that help make relationships with people in our local communities.

Personnel Committee

The purpose of the Personnel Committee is to ensure that Venice Church hires and maintains talented individuals for various full- and part-time ministry and staff positions. The Committee is comprised of two Elders, two Trustees, and at least one member of the congregation. 

Vision & Planning Committee

The purpose of the Vision & Planning Committee is to assist in long and short range planning for church communication and overall functioning of ministries.


Brian Bark – barkster911@gmail.com or 412-979-4767 (cell)

Worship Committee

The purpose of the Worship Committee is to plan acceptable worship of God corporately in accordance to The Holy Scriptures, The Reformed Traditions and the Book of Worship of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.