Our Staff



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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 https://ascensionpgh.com/senior-singles-near-me/ and here. If you have a confidential pastoral request you can contact Pastor Thompson here.





Alicia joined the staff at Ascension in September 2023.  Before Ascension, she was a legal secretary for 23 years.  She enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters, tending to her flower gardens and running.  She is excited and blessed to be welcomed into the Ascension family.






Music Director


Cathy joined the staff at Ascension in March of 2023. Before Ascension, she has been a Music Director for several churches for over twenty five years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a BS in Music Therapy and went on to get her MS in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from Slippery Rock University. She ended her education with a PhD in Healthcare Administration. She worked in healthcare for over thirty years alongside her musicianship in the church. She has since left the healthcare field and now dedicates all her time to music. She owns and operates Subito Music Studios where she teaches students of all ages piano, woodwinds, voice and most importantly, shares her love of music. She loves to travel, work on special projects, and spend time with her family and friends. She is blessed to be welcomed into this community to continue to share God’s word through music!