Staff

The staff directs the day-to-day affairs of the ministries of Christ Community Church. A primary responsibility of the staff is to serve ministry team leaders and empower them as they build and coordinate ministry teams that will accomplish the work of God.

Katherine Sikma (Formation and Young Adult Ministry)
Amber Steele (Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry)
Terry Timm (Lead Pastor)
Joe Veltri (Music and Worship Facilitator)

Katherine Sikma –  Katherine joined our staff in 2009. She is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and she moved to Pittsburgh in 2004. Katherine graduated from Calvin College, where she studied communication, psychology, and gender. She holds master’s degrees in Higher Education and Leadership from Geneva College and Duquesne University. Katherine is passionate about empowering others and helping them to understand their place in God’s Kingdom. She serves our community by providing leadership in formation and young adult ministry. (Email Katherine)

Ten Phrases that Describe You: Abba’s Beloved, ENFP, lover of language, laughter, learning, games, stories, college students, community, redemption.

Significant Scripture (life prayer verses): “. . .I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison, and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” (Isaiah 42:1-7)

Vision and Prayer for Christ Community Church: That we would dedicate ourselves to seek first the Kingdom of God, and that we would be the hands and feet of Christ in the world as He is making everything new.

Amber Steele – Amber grew up all over the United States (and also in the Philippines) because her father served in the US Air Force. After graduating from Grove City College with a degree in Elementary Education, she settled down in the Pittsburgh area and has been living here since then. After teaching for a few years, she left the education field to be a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband, Greg, have three young children, Caleb, Megan, and Micah. Amber is delighted to serve in a role where she can support children, students, and families at CCCSH! (Email Amber)

Ten Phrases that Describe You:  God-follower, wife, mom of 3, Westie owner, friend, teacher, learner, bookworm, music lover, amateur cake decorator

Significant Scripture: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Vision and Prayer for Christ Community Church: That we would be a community of people who seek God first, grow in our knowledge and love of Him, and share His love and grace with others.

Terry Timm – Terry was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Pittsburgh when he was in the 4th grade. One of his favorite expressions is “dream venti” because he believes the best way to experience a rich and full life is to use our imagination to pursue God-sized dreams. With degrees from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Northern Seminary, his background in the fields of music, education, theology and leadership fuels his passion of helping people become everything God intended, created, redeemed and gifted them to be. Terry is the author of “A Movable Feast: Worship for the Other Six Days.” He and his wife, Patty, have four adult children and two grandsons.  (Email Terry or visit Terry’s blog).

Ten Phrases that Describe You:  God-worshipper, Christ-follower, family man, U2 fan, guitars rule, book-lover

Significant Scripture: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)

Vision and Prayer for Christ Community Church: That day by day we would grow in our love for God, for one another, and for our world.

Joe Veltri —  Native of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Part technical, part business, jack of all trades – master of none. Married to his partner in life and best friend, Margie. (Email Joe)

Ten Phrases that Describe You: child-of-God, student-of-Christ, husband, minister-of-music, audiophile, don’t-toss-it, let’s-fix-it, facilitator, instrument-of-praise, guitar player.

Significant Scripture: “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre (guitar), praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150)

Vision and Prayer for Christ Community Church: A community where folks desire to be. A family where we all grow closer in our walk with our Lord. A place where in Christ, we share the hope, the grace, and life everlasting – with all God’s children.