Our Staff




Pastor Adam Thompson was installed as the Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church on December 6, 2020. Before coming to Pittsburgh, he served a call in Fairlawn, OH as an Associate Pastor specializing in Family and Youth Ministry. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO in 2016. When he isn’t at church or visiting with the people of Ascension, you can find him walking his dog Tucker, hiking, or playing tennis. He feels blessed and excited to serve as your Pastor!

You can get to know Pastor Thompson personally and pastorally via his video messages here and here. If you have a confidential pastoral request you can contact Pastor Thompson here.

Administrative Assistant


Allyson grew up across the river in Moon Township & graduated from Moon Area High School. She joined the U.S. Army and served during the 1st Gulf War. Once discharged, she spent much of her time traveling & moving around the country. Some of her favorite places were Wyoming & Montana. Allyson moved back to Pittsburgh in 2019.  Her hobbies include hanging out with her husband of 23 years, Kim, and her dog, Max. She also enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, foraging and being outdoors. She feels blessed to be a part of this church & this community! 

Music Director

Patricia Reavel is delighted to join Ascension Lutheran as the new Music Director! Patti lived in
Pittsburgh’s South Hills for many years, working as a musician for both Catholic and
Presbyterian Churches, piano teacher and retirement community entertainer. Within the last
year she has worked in Erie as a church musician and music director for Erie Playhouse
productions and is the choral accompanist for Penn State Behrend campus. Patti plans to
keep her “ little dream house” by Lake Erie, but will be residing in the North Hills beginning
December. Patti is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and the Philadelphia
University of the Arts. She has served as the principal Accompanist for Chautauqua Summer
Institution in Chautauqua, NY and received a Graduate Award in Accompanying while at
Eastman. Patti has sung and played piano since the age of 3! Patti shares her life with her two rescue dogs, Lilly and Claude. She was born in Johnstown, PA, where her mother still lives.