The Rev. Kris Opat, Priest-in-Charge
The Rev. Kris Opat came to St. David’s in May 2012 and serves as the Priest-in-Charge. Kris grew up in Bethel Park and in 1992 his family became members here at St. David’s. Kris was a part of the parish and heavily involved in the youth group until his graduation in 1998. During his sophomore year at Grove City College he began volunteering with the youth group until his graduation in May 2002. Kris graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and moved back to Pittsburgh where he began to serve as a lay leader with a church plant called Three Nails. During his time with Three Nails, Kris began to discern a call to the Priesthood and started attending seminary at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He graduated with his Masters in Divinity in May 2008 and shortly thereafter received a call to serve as Curate at St. Paul’s, Mt. Lebanon. After his curacy, Kris continued at St. Paul’s as the Associate Rector until he became the full-time Priest-in-Charge at St. David’s in January 2014. He could not be happier to serve the people of St. David’s and the surrounding community.
Jennifer Yoon, Director Early Education and Children’s Ministry
Jennifer has enjoyed working with children for over 13 years. Jennifer and her family are from Dallas, TX where she worked with children as a dietitian and volunteer Sunday school teacher. Jennifer and her family have attended St. David’s since moving here in 2006. She began volunteering in children’s ministry and the preschool program, later accepting a position with the preschool, then advancing to lead the programs. Jennifer delights in her call to share the Love of Christ with children. Her hobbies include yoga, walking, sewing, and reading.
Donna Read, Office Administrator
Donna was raised in Brentwood, and currently resides in Bethel Park. Her career in office administration has brought her to St. David’s. Previously, Donna had an office supply company and worked for a five-star hotel in Laguna Beach, California. She is currently part time at St. David’s and continues to work as a secretary/receptionist at a local chiropractor’s office. Some of her favorite things include traveling, boating, camping, movies and music. She makes annual excursions to California to visit her niece.
Tracy Hamilton, Financial Administrator
Tracy Hamilton is serving as our Financial Administrator. She received her B.S. in Accounting/Business Administration from Edinboro University. Tracy worked as an Assistant Controller for ATM Corporation of America before focusing on raising her two children over the past 13 years. During this time, she served as Treasurer for the Church of the Nativity in Crafton. Tracy is a Pittsburgh native and resides in the South Hills with her family. She enjoys reading, walking and watching movies.