Our Staff

 

Here's a brief introduction to the great folks who work here:

 

Scott Boyd, Scott is from Pittsburgh and has worked in cross cultural ministry for over 30 years; he has been the director of Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries for the past 16 years.  He is married to Lisa and they have four sons.  Scott received a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and also has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University.  It was during his time working as a mechanical engineer that he sensed a call to ministry and left his job to attend seminary.  During seminary Scott served on a short-term mission trip with eastern European refugees in Austria. This experience led him into long term missionary service.  From 1993 to 2002 Scott and Lisa served as church planters in the Republic of Slovenia with World Venture. Scott’s passion is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ across cultures and to see churches established among the nations.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Boyd, grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, until she was hired by American Airlines as a Flight Attendant in 1985.  After 12 years with the company she retired, due to moving overseas as a Church Planter in Ljubljana, Slovenia with her husband, Scott Boyd.  It was in Slovenia that Lisa began to hone her strengths of ideation and connection by helping to develop ministry and event teams among Slovene women.  After returning to the U.S. in 2001, Lisa focused largely on her family of four boys.  In 2010 she received her Coaching Certification through Life Purpose Coaching Center International in California.  Lisa has since worked for Westminster Presbyterian Church & the Pregnancy Resource Center working in Development.  Lisa is currently working as our City Mobilizer & Developor. Lisa’s passion is to come alongside people and organizations to help them discover, reclaim and live-out their unique design in Christ.

 

 


Cori Hill, administrative assistant at PRISM, manages office details, donor relations, mailings, and other communications with Americans and Internationals. She is married to Mitch and has two sons.  Cori has her BA in Sociology and International Studies from Elon University. Cori traveled extensively as a young person and always enjoys learning about new cultures, which lead her to taking various anthropology courses while at college. Taking a Perspectives on the World Christian Movements course really made it clear to her how her faith and interests in anthropology and world missions work together.  Cori has worked with PRISM since 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Wagoner received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974 before going to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for his Master's of Divinity. He was ordained by the United Methodist Church and was the pastor of Armagh United Methodist Church from 1982-1988. Since July 1, 1988, Ken has been working in a cooperative relationship with PRISM, in addition to Coalition for Christian Outreach and China Outreach Ministries. He has enjoyed working with the Mainland Chinese graudate students and visiting scholars in Pittsburgh for many years. He is married and has three adult children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christa Saenz is the Program and Ministry Assistant, helping coordinate weekly events and activities for students. She graduated from Columbia International University with a degree in Intercultural Studies in 2014, and it was during her time there that God opened her eyes to the need for ministry among international students in the United States. Moving back to Pittsburgh after college, she started as an intern with PRISM and has continued working ever since. She has had the chance to travel to many countries, and loves learning about the different cultures represented in Pittsburgh. She especially loves the individual time she spends studying the Bible with young women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Micah has enjoyed working with Muslims since 2009 when he started meeting international students while getting his degree in chemical engineering at Oregon State University. After working at a tech start-up after graduation, God opened a door through the Arab Spring to work in North Africa for a year. Since 2016, he has been utilizing his ESL certification in leading PRISM's English Coversation Group: as well as his own experiences of living in a different country to share and encourage others in sharing the Good News with international students in Pittsburgh, especially those from a Muslim background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Clarke is our newest staff member. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya to missionary parents and lived there until she was almost eight years old. After obtaining a certification to teach English, she moved to Qingdao, China where she taught English and studied Chinese for four years. In 2015, she completed a Master's degree in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) from Columbia International University. She then returned to China and taught English in Urumqi for two years. Her interests include studying Mandarin Chinese, reading, playing the piano, cooking, hiking, interior decorating, teaching and travelling.