Our Staff

 

Here's a brief introduction to the great folks who work here:

 

Scott Boyd, Scott is from Pittsburgh and has worked in cross cultural ministry for over 30 years; he has been the director of Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries for the past 16 years.  He is married to Lisa and they have four sons.  Scott received a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and also has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University.  It was during his time working as a mechanical engineer that he sensed a call to ministry and left his job to attend seminary.  During seminary Scott served on a short-term mission trip with eastern European refugees in Austria. This experience led him into long term missionary service.  From 1993 to 2002 Scott and Lisa served as church planters in the Republic of Slovenia with World Venture. Scott’s passion is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ across cultures and to see churches established among the nations.

 

 

Lisa Boyd, grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, until she was hired by American Airlines as a Flight Attendant in 1985.  After 12 years with the company she retired, due to moving overseas as a Church Planter in Ljubljana, Slovenia with her husband, Scott Boyd.  It was in Slovenia that Lisa began to hone her strengths of ideation and connection by helping to develop ministry and event teams among Slovene women.  After returning to the U.S. in 2001, Lisa focused largely on her family of four boys.  In 2010 she received her Coaching Certification through Life Purpose Coaching Center International in California.  Lisa has since worked for Westminster Presbyterian Church & the Pregnancy Resource Center working in Development.  Lisa is currently working as our City Mobilizer & Developer. Lisa’s passion is to come alongside people and organizations to help them discover, reclaim and live-out their unique design in Christ.

 


Cori Hill, administrative assistant at PRISM, manages office details, donor relations, mailings, and other communications with Americans and international students and families. She is married to Mitch and has two sons.  Cori has her BA in Sociology and International Studies from Elon University. Cori traveled extensively as a young person and always enjoys learning about new cultures, which lead her to taking various anthropology courses while at college. Taking a Perspectives on the World Christian Movements course really made it clear to her how her faith and interests in anthropology and world missions work together.  Cori has worked with PRISM since 2009.

 

 

 

Ken Wagoner received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974 before going to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for his Master's of Divinity. He was ordained by the United Methodist Church and was the pastor of Armagh United Methodist Church from 1982-1988. Since July 1, 1988, Ken has been working in a cooperative relationship with PRISM, in addition to Coalition for Christian Outreach and China Outreach Ministries. He has enjoyed working with the Mainland Chinese graduate students and visiting scholars in Pittsburgh for many years. He is married and has three adult children. 

 

 

 

 

Micah has enjoyed working with Muslims since 2009 when he started meeting international students while getting his degree in chemical engineering at Oregon State University. After working at a tech start-up after graduation, God opened a door through the Arab Spring to work in North Africa for a year. Since 2016, he has been utilizing his ESL certification in leading PRISM's English Coversation Group: as well as his own experiences of living in a different country to share and encourage others in sharing the Good News with international students in Pittsburgh, especially those from a Muslim background.

 

 

 

 

Susannah Clarke was born in Nairobi, Kenya to missionary parents and lived there until she was almost eight years old. After obtaining a certification to teach English, she moved to Qingdao, China where she taught English and studied Chinese for four years. In 2015, she completed a Master's degree in Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) from Columbia International University. She then returned to China and taught English in Urumqi for two years. Her interests include studying Mandarin Chinese, reading, playing the piano, cooking, hiking, interior decorating, teaching and travelling.

 

 

 

 

Sophia received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.  Sophia taught high school math and science and then went on to serve as the missions director for her church, leading domestic and international missions trips and raising awareness and funds for missions projects.
Most recently, Sophia and her family have served overseas teaching English and working at a women’s vocational training center.  Sophia has a passion for women and loves to share life with women from different ethnic backgrounds.  She and her husband Stephen have 4 children.

 

 

 


David Lambacher grew up in Springfield, Ohio and Sharpsburg, Georgia before he went on to  earn a BA in Film Studies from The Ohio State University in 2008.  He has spent time in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey which developed his love for the Middle East.  David worked in campus ministry and homeless ministry for 10 years before coming to PRISM.  He is married to his lovely wife Allison, and they adore their cat Niles.  David is also working towards an MDiv with Fuller Theological Seminary. 

 

 

 

 

Rachel is one of five children; three brothers and one sister, who are often laughing when gathered together. She has two hometowns; State College, Pennsylvania and Tianjin, China. In 2013 she graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, where she studied Human Development and Chinese language. Rachel worked with college students for six years, at Penn State and in North Africa. She moved to Pittsburgh area and started working with PRISM in August 2019, a week after marrying her favorite human, Michael Johns. Her passion is to share the good news of Jesus with people who have never had an opportunity to hear and understand it in their home country and native language. She is participating in her first Discovery Bible Study this year, and it's one of her favorite opportunities that PRISM offers. Rachel enjoys attending live music concerts, reading, exploring Schenley Park, stargazing and eating yummy food, especially from other cultures.