But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31
NSPC 2018 Church Leadership



       Pastor Nathan Loudon

     Caleb Hoal, Youth Director

     Heather Anderson, Church &    Financial Secretary

     Wes Creese, Treasurer

     Mark DeWalt, Organist

     Stephanie Loudon, Preschool    Director

     Kerry Ritter, Preschool Teacher

     Kara McClain, Preschool Aide

     Janet LaRocca, Preschool Aide




It is the duty of elders, individually and jointly, to strengthen and nurture the faith and life of the congregation committed to their charge.


    Tom Umstott

    Greg Zimmerman

    Wes Creese

    Joe Fisher

    Pat Vagias

    Lori Luurtsema

    Barb Paff

    Josh Koach

    Alice Hall

    Shannon Williams

    Michelle Shepler, Clerk of Session

It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.


    Carole Dainton, Chair

    Tracey Creese

    Hazel Zimmerman

    Sue Moore

    Dan Pflugh

    Mary Koah

    Barb McDanel (Alternate)

It is the duty of trustees to receive, hold, encumber, manage, and transfer property, real or personal, for the church.

    Brandon Fisher

    James Paff

    Jim Richards, Chair

    Dave Shepler

    Jake Vagias

    Frank Kriegisch

    Al Dainton (Alternate)


Nathan J. Loudon was born in Lawrence County but grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating from High School he earned his B.A. in Theater/Religion from Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS. He received his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary, Princeton, NJ. After being ordained in the PCUSA his first pastorate was the First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth, KS.

For five years, Nathan pastored the First Presbyterian Church of New Castle, PA. In addition to his role as head of staff.   Nathan is also an accomplished baritone, having been a soloist for concerts, funerals and weddings, as well as the Fourth of July festivities at Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.   

Nathan believes in sharing the call to discipleship with the church, to attentively discern the past (lessons learned) present (assessment of reality) and future (hopes/dreams) with the Session and key members of NSPC.

Pastor Nate, as some call him, is just as comfortable engaging in theological discussions as he is chats about his favorite sports teams, the Nebraska Cornhuskers and all things Pittsburgh. Though he takes his call into ministry seriously, those who know him best also know his love of practical jokes and loud boisterous laugh.

Nathan has been married to Stephanie for seventeen years. Stephanie’s professional background is in early childhood education, Christian education and social work. The Loudons have four children: Will, 8th grade, Claire, 6th grade, Emma, 4th grade, Maggie, 3rd grade, a loveable dog named Muffin and a cat named Leo.