Our Leadership

Providence Church seeks to be led by men who have been transformed by the saving grace of Jesus Christ and gifted by God to lovingly lead His church.

Providence Church Leadership Team: Mike Pierson, Tom Calano, Wayne Harvey, Ryan Hughes, and Nate Rutman

In addition to the dozens of people who serve and lead aspects of ministry at Providence Church, our Leadership Team seeks to implement overall church vision and direction.

Mike ThumbnailMike Pierson

Senior Pastor

Since 2002, Mike has served as the Senior Pastor of Providence Church. His responsibilities include providing vision, overall direction, and faithful preaching God’s Word. Mike moved back home to Bethel Park after attending college in West Virginia and living for a time in North Carolina. Above caring for the people of Providence Church, Mike loves being married to Carla and being the dad of five wonderful children.

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Nate ThumbnailNate Rutman

Pastoral Intern

After growing as a “good church kid,” Nate encountered Jesus personally in high school. Shortly after, he moved to Pittsburgh and began growing in his relationship with God at Providence Church. In addition to leading a Care Group and the worship music on Sunday mornings, Nate’s internship seeks to explore whether God is calling him to pastoral ministry. Nate married his wife, Sarah, and is a proud father of two amazing (and crazy!) kids.

Tom ThumbnailTom Calano

Leadership Team Member

Tom and his family were among those at the very first meeting of Providence Church in 1996. As a husband to his wife Jennifer, a father of five, and a grandfather of two, Tom regularly carries the people of Providence Church on his heart. In addition to serving on the Leadership Team, Tom has faithfully led a Care Group for over a decade. Tom and Jennifer live in Bethel Park.

Wayne ThumbnailWayne Harvey

Leadership Team Member

Since Wayne came face-to-face with God’s saving grace as a young adult he has become one of the most loyal, faith-filled, and wise men we know. That makes us grateful that Wayne is a member of the Leadership Team, helps lead our Men’s Ministry, and oversees church finances. Wayne and his wife, Michele, live in Jefferson Hills and have three grown children.

Ryan ThumbnailRyan Hughes

Leadership Team Member

Ryan came to Pittsburgh and Providence Church in 2000 and has since become a Doctor of Physical Therapy, husband to his wife, Christa, and the father of three children. In addition to the Leadership Team, Ryan’s passion for God and his servant’s heart are put to work leading a Care Group, leading our Tech / Sound Team, and serving as one of our worship leaders on Sunday mornings.