Meet Our Staff

Come hear the stories behind Park leadership

Rev. Bob Goossen

Pastor

724-775-2936  x205
revgoossen@parkpres.org

Pastor Bob Goossen came to Park Church in January of 2019 as our Transitional Pastor. He has twenty-five years of Presbyterian ministry experience in western Pennsylvania. Pastor Bob traces his roots to a dairy farm in Nebraska where he grew up with tractors, corn and lots of Holsteins. After college he began a teaching career in Junior High Industrial Arts. During one of those summers, while working at First Presbyterian Church Camp near Ligonier with their wilderness adventure programs, he met ChrisAnn. They were married in 1985 in Pittsburgh.  While greatly enjoying the classroom he found Sunday evenings with the youth group even more meaningful. Through that, and other experiences, Bob began to sense God calling him to the pastorate. 

Bob and ChrisAnn live in Harmony where she recently began working for our Presbytery.  They enjoy renovating their 1890s folk Victorian house, gardening, woodworking, canoeing and trips to the Smoky Mountains. They have one son, Nick, who lives in upstate New York. 

Eric has always been honored to be in church music. “I get to help make special the most important times in the lives of others.” He also feels passionately about uniting people and helping them connect to their God through music. This has been his mantra since accepting his first position as director of music and organist at age 16.

 

“I’ve always felt that if we are making music for our Creator, it should be honest, majestic, heartfelt and the highest quality. If we believe that God enters our presence every Sunday, then we should treat each Sundays as if it were Easter!”

 

Being trained as a performer and having sung such roles as Samson in Saint-Saens’s “Samson and Delilah” and Marcello in Puccini’s “La Boheme”, Eric believes that his stage experience helps him to keep church music exciting and refined.

 

Eric enjoys: Performing, teaching voice, coffee and wondering what other people do on Sunday mornings.

Eric Kochanowski

Music Director

724-775-2936  x206

eric@parkpres.org 

 

Eric has always been honored to be in church music. “I get to help make special the most important times in the lives of others.” He also feels passionately about uniting people and helping them connect to their God through music. This has been his mantra since accepting his first position as director of music and organist at age 16.

 

“I’ve always felt that if we are making music for our Creator, it should be honest, majestic, heartfelt and the highest quality. If we believe that God enters our presence every Sunday, then we should treat each Sundays as if it were Easter!”

 

Being trained as a performer and having sung such roles as Samson in Saint-Saens’s “Samson and Delilah” and Marcello in Puccini’s “La Boheme”, Eric believes that his stage experience helps him to keep church music exciting and refined.

 

Eric enjoys: Performing, teaching voice, coffee and wondering what other people do on Sunday mornings.

Bruce McCowin

Custodian

724-775-2936 ext. 209

bruce@parkpres.org

 

Alice Watson

Administrative Assistant

724-775-2936 ext. 201

adminoffice@parkpres.org

 

Sue Hage 

Financial Secretary

724-775-2936 ext. 202

sue@parkpres.org

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