Mt. Pleasant Staff

Pastor, Head of Staff

Rev. Dr. Richard Herbster

Phone: 724-495-6362   Email:

Rich has been the pastor of Mt. Pleasant since 2001. He is passionate about teaching, preaching, and serving Christ’s Church (both at Mt. Pleasant and beyond) through those gifts. Particular areas of focus and concern are: Adult education, encouraging strong and healthy marriages, discipleship, and leadership.

Church Administrator

Luann Frasier

Luann serves as point person for all church administrative responsibilities.  We are grateful to have her join our team.


Director of Youth Ministry

Laura Given

Laura serves as director for our ministries to youth, grades 5-12.  Laura has served Mt. Pleasant in many ways – as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, director of Kids Club.  We’re thrilled to have her investing her many gifts in leading our youth.


Assistant Director of Youth Ministry

Katie Pierce

Katie is a teacher, wife, and mom who deeply loves the Lord Jesus Christ and is eager to use her gifts in service to the youth of our community.  She assists Laura in all the responsibilities of leading this important ministry.


Praise Team Leader


Buddy Smeltz

Buddy has been a part of Mt. Pleasant since 1993. He has grown up through the ministries of Mt. Pleasant. He has been active for many years through our youth ministry, worship ministry, as an elder, and in many other ways as well (he even did a stint as Jesus in the church drama troupe once upon a time). Buddy is passionate about leading God’s people in worship. He is very excited to see people develop and nurture their spiritual gifts, and is grateful to be used of God in that process.

Music Director


Patricia Lampe

Patricia “Pat” Lampe has been a part of Mt Pleasant since the late 1960’s. Her roles have varied from serving as an Elder to working in the Nursery to teaching Sunday School and Bible School. She shares her musical gifts playing piano and organ for Church, and until recently directed the Adult Choir and played with the Praise Team. She is currently directing the “Kid’s Choir” and loves working with children, seniors, and folks with special needs. She hosts a ‘Blood Pressure Monitoring and Health Related Issues’ Program, the first Wednesday each month.

Audio Technician

Gary McFerren                                

Gary McFerren                                                        

Gary is the Lead Audio Technician for Mount Pleasant.  Gary has been working diligently to help out with the Church’s sound system for the last couple of years, running the sound system for most Sundays. He makes sure that everything is running smoothly and sounding great!

Child Care Director

Micki Addison

phone:  724-495-3334

Micki has been a part of the Childcare ministry for many years.  After serving as a Pre-K Teacher and Assistant Director, she took over in January, 2017 as Childcare Director.   She is deeply compassionate and serves our church and community as a deacon.   She loves her work, loves working with children, and is eager to serve in whatever ways the Lord leads.



Sylvia Kendall

phone:  724-495-6462    email:

Sylvia and her family began attending Mt. Pleasant in the mid-70’s. She has served the church as a deacon, through various children’s ministries, and in numerous other ways. Sylvia is the founder of the church’s Childcare ministry and served as the director for ten years. She currently serves as the church treasurer as well as assisting with administrative responsibilities for both the church and the childcare. Sylvia is excited to watch the children mature and take their places in the work of the church and childcare.

Facilities Maintenance Manager


Bill Kendall

Bill has been attending Mt. Pleasant since the mid-70’s. He has served the church for many years as an elder, a deacon, a sound/audio/video technician, and in numerous other ways. Bill currently serves as the facilities maintenance manager. He is passionate about seeing the church grow and is strongly committed to pursuing excellence in all that we do.