The faculty members that lead PLF Leaders Collaboratives and PLF Emerging Leaders Collaboratives have extensive leadership development and coaching experience serving Pittsburgh’s leaders.
Lee Kricher is the President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Founder of Future Forward Churches, and author of For a New Generation, a book that tells the story of the dramatic transformation of the church he pastored from an aging, dying church into a growing, multi-generational church. Lee previously served as Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International and Regional Vice President for Linkage, Inc. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College, a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dave D’Angelo is the Lead Pastor of Northway Christian Community. This role, coupled with the years he served as Executive Director of Development of NewPointe Community Church, has given him profound insights into developing leaders. He is a certified facilitator and coach of the Paterson Center StratOp Process, which equips leaders and teams to clarify their purpose, make their vision clear, and move forward with strategic impact. Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree from Geneva College and his Master’s degree from Duquesne University.
BILL ELLIS, D.MIN.
Charles L Fischer III is the Vice President for Seminary Advancement at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He previously worked for a global investment banking firm, several institutions of higher learning, and served as rector/senior pastor of an Episcopal Church in Atlanta. Charles’ experience in business, not-for-profit and church leadership gives him a unique perspective on leadership development and effectiveness across sectors. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.).
LINDA KRICHER, Ph.D.
Katherine Sikma is a leadership coach, organizational development consultant and the Director of Spiritual Formation at Christ Community Church. She is passionate about developing leaders and collaborating with others to find creative solutions to complex problems. Katherine has a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Calvin University, a Master's degree in Higher Education from Geneva College, and a Master's degree in Leadership from Duquesne University.
Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission, a not-for-profit organization that brings hope and healing for men, women, and families experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. He is also the Founder of L3 Leadership, a leadership development organization that connects and develops next generation leaders through podcasts, training, and the L3 One Day Conference. Doug earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
TERRY TIMM, D.MIN.
Dr. Terry Timm is a pastor and a vocational coach who is passionate about helping people become everything God intended, created, redeemed and gifted them to be. His book, A Movable Feast: Worship for the Other Six Days calls people to a life of worship in the places they live, learn, work, serve and play. Terry has Bachelor and Master degrees in Music and Education from Duquesne University, a Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Northern Theological Seminary.