Our Staff

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Rev. Andrew (Andy) Gans

SENIOR PASTOR AND HEAD OF STAFF

Andy was called to Pines in the spring of 2017, having previously served churches in Florida and Georgia.  Andy was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary.  Andy’s passion for Christ, his desire to seek justice for all people, his gift of real and vulnerable preaching and his previous experience in youth and children’s ministry are benefits not only to the Pines congregation, but also to the larger church and the surrounding community.  He eagerly uses his gifts to walk alongside the Pines family, as together we seek to deepen our understanding of faith through study, worship, and mission.  Andy and his wife, Cheryl, are the proud parents of two college-age daughters.

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Kristin Beall

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

Kristin Beall has been in ministry since 1993 in both the Presbyterian and Methodist church. She has served as Director of Youth Ministry for the past 19 years at Braddock Street UMC in Winchester VA. Kristin holds professional certification in both Christian Education and Youth Ministry in the United Methodist church. Kristin was born and raised in Houston, spending a few of her teen years in Anchorage Alaska before graduating from Katy Taylor High School. She is happy to return to her hometown with her husband David Allen. They have three children, Garrett, Parker, and Autumn. There is also a cat (Chunkie) included in the family. The cat will be with us full time while we hope our children will be visiting on a regular basis. In addition to her family Kristin loves reading, blogging, travel, and spending time in nature- long as their teardrop camper is involved and not sleeping on the ground- that is done only in the name of Jesus. She looks forward to getting to know her new church family!  

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PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Connie Pike

Connie first joined the Pines family in 2009 as a preschool parent. Having experienced other schools in other cities, she immediately realized that Pines Preschool’s focus on developing the whole child was something truly unique in today’s fast-paced, schedule-driven world. Connie jumped at the chance to join the staff and spent 7-years as a teacher, before being named Director in 2017. A commercial banker in her previous life, she holds a BA degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri. Connie first honed her teaching skills at home where she and her husband, Troy, are the parents of three loud, opinionated, wonderful children. As a Christian, Connie believes she has the privilege and the responsibility to share God’s unconditional love to the children and parents of the preschool. As Jesus says in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.”

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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Micah Meyers

Micah joined the staff in 2018 and manages Pines Presbyterian’s in-house design department. She creates the full range of communication materials and enjoys the constant challenge of striving to accurately capture the church’s mission. Her goal is bringing out the vibrant personality and warmth of the church that makes Pines a unique community. Micah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. While her background originates from advertising in the corporate environment, she has developed a passion and career emphasis on community driven design in the non profit sector. Micah’s interests include community volunteering, taking off-the-beaten-path road trips, the outdoors and stand up paddling.

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OFFICE MANAGER

Cindy Houlihan

Cindy came to Pines in December of 1999. As office manager, she works closely with all members of the church, manages the church facilities and supplies, and assists in the scheduling of all activities and special events.  If you have a question concerning the church, she can usually answer it! Cindy has a son, JD.

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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Alexis Graham

Alexis joined the office staff at Pines in November of 2014.  She is a graduate of The University of Tulsa, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a MBA. Her background has lead her through many fields, industries and locations throughout the United States.  Her primary responsibilities are to handle the accounting functions for the church, including accounts payable and receivables.  She works under the guidance of the Church Treasurer and the Stewardship Committee.  In addition, she provides support to the Committee Moderators in overseeing their committee budgets and disbursements.

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