Volunteers

Our Story

In 2010, we decided to put a calling into action…
According to the Christian Community Development Association, the best way to minister to the urban poor is to move into a low-income community and live as neighbors. So we did just that! Seems obvious now, but it took a lot of prayer and a few leaps of faith to get here.

Our story starts…
We were two couples living in the suburbs. Our children were raised, and it was time to embark on a new adventure.

The Agates and the Owens both bought run down houses in the urban neighborhood of Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. We rehabbed our homes and started getting down to the business of showing Gods’ love in words and in actions.

Four years later…
PitCare, Inc. was formed! We received tax-exempt status in June 2014.

Then the cavalry came…
Scott and Kim Parsons had heard what we were doing in Pitcairn, and after praying about it, Scott resigned his position as a senior pastor of a successful church in Dalton, Georgia to follow God’s call to help in Pitcairn. He became our Executive Director in March of 2015, and things really started moving! In 2016, Stephen Uber, Vice President and Manager of our local S&T Bank in Monroeville, joined the board and brings a great deal of financial expertise and general wisdom to our organization.

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Mission

Our Mission

Overcome Poverty

Helping people overcome generational poverty.

Promote Dignity

Promoting the dignity and worth of every person.

Provide Hope

Giving people a hope for the future.

Build a Strong Community

Working to foster a sense of community.

Leadership Team

Scott Parsons

C. Scott Parsons

Executive Director

Rev. C. Scott Parsons is the Chairman of the Board and PitCare’s Executive Director.  Scott earned his M.Div. degree in 1991 from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott had served as a senior pastor in the Presbyterian Church of America denomination for 26 years before offering to raise his own salary and become our Executive Director in 2015.  He and his wife, Kim, raised eight children, four of which they adopted from their years as foster parents. Scott brings his enthusiastic vision and leadership skills and valuable urban mercy ministry experience to our organization.

Jeff Owen

Jeffrey R. Owen

President and Director

Jeff R. Owen, Esq. is a founding member and serves as President of the Corporation and Member of the Board. Jeff earned his Law Degree from the Ohio State University School of Law in Columbus, Ohio after earning degrees in Political Science and English from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He has been practicing law for 33 years and has been the Managing Partner of the Cooper Owen & Renner Law Firm for the last 18 years.  Jeff has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  He has served in leadership/board capacities for numerous companies and Christian ministries over the last 28 years such as President of SeeJesus.net, a ministry serving the Church nationally and internationally, a Member of the Standing Judicial Committee for the denomination of the Presbyterian Church of America, and a Session Member of Beulah Presbyterian Church and New Covenant Presbyterian Church for 28 years.  He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Younglife Ministry’s Gateway/Franklin Regional Committee, and as a board member with Uniquely the Same, a ministry serving people affected by disability.  He and his wife, Dawn, moved into Pitcairn, PA in 2011.  In addition to overseeing PitCare’s legal and regulatory compliance, Jeff’s volunteer focus is with the male high school programming involving weekly dinners and the winter basketball league.

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Gary J. Agate

Vice President and Director

Gary J. Agate, who serves as our Corporate Vice President, Board Member and Facilities Management Director, was the first person to feel called to live out his Christian faith in the impoverished community of Pitcairn, PA. He and his wife, Carol, moved to Pitcairn in 2010.  His enthusiasm for bringing dignity and hope to his neighbors in Pitcairn brought the rest of the “PitCare team” into partnership with him.  After 42 years, he is the happily retired Director of Operations at Turner Dairy Farms.  Gary is a lifelong musician and worship leader.  He is an ordained Deacon in the Presbyterian Church (P.C.A) and is the proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren.  In addition to maintaining numerous buildings in our organization, Gary runs the Next Level Retiree’s Group, the Bike Shop, and is constantly involved in all aspects of our ministry.

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Dawn R. Owen

Treasurer

Dawn R. Owen is a founding member of PitCare and serves as its Corporate Treasurer and Development Director and Member of the Board.   Dawn earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Sciences at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and a Paralegal Certificate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She provides very valuable organizational and financial management skills.  While raising three girls, she began her career as a paralegal in the early 1990s and quickly became and remains the Office Administrator, Business Manager and Senior Paralegal for the law firm of Cooper Owen & Renner, P.C. Dawn has also served as Treasurer of New Covenant Presbyterian Church and as the Development Director and Board Member for Trinity Christian School for many years.

Stephen Uber

Stephen Uber

Secretary and Director

Stephen Uber serves as a Board Member and PitCare’s Corporate Secretary. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Administration from Penn State, a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Crown College and a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry & Leadership from Liberty University.  Stephen is the Vice President and Manager of the S&T Bank branch in our community and offers his expertise with our Development Committee and Life Skills/Housing program.  Stephen was ordained in 2010 and became an Associate Pastor in charge of Youth at Crossroads Vineyard Church until 2013 when he left to help church plant Harvest Bible Chapel in East Pittsburgh.

Volunteering At Pitcare

Our Volunteers

One of the best parts of PitCare is providing opportunities for our friends and local congregations to help a local ministry in a sustained and effective manner.

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Connected Organizations

Connected Organizations

St. Paul’s Meals on Wheels program
www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org

Mon Valley Circles
www.circlespgh.org

Uniquely the Same
www.uniquelythesame.org

Pitcairn Assembly of God Church
www.pitcairnag.com

Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn
www.pitcairnpca.org

YoungLife Gateway
www.pittsburgheast.younglife.org