Laboratory Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Scott Shetter
The Rev. Dr. Scott Shetter was born and raised in Western PA and has always been active in the life of the church. After pursuing careers in other fields of interest, he finally surrendered to God’s call to enter the ministry.
While completing his time in seminary, Pastor Scott became temporary supply at the First Presbyterian Church of Castle Shannon. Here, he would complete his MDiv. and would learn the many intricacies of serving a small church.
On October 1, 2011, Pastor Scott was ordained and installed there and have served as their pastor through July 2019. During that time, he began work on a Doctorate in Discipleship. He believes the future of the church depends upon us building relationships with one another, with our God, and with our communities.
Pastor Scott met his wife, Kimberly, while working at a radio station in Pittsburgh, but will leave it to you to ask her about that as it is her favorite story to tell. They have two grown daughters, Lauren and Taylor. They also have two grandchildren, Beckett and Elliana.
Pastor Scott came to The Church of the Covenant in August of 2019 and continued his doctoral studies. In October 2021, he completed his studies, and his thesis was published. He continues work developing discipleship ministry at the church.
Kimberly and Pastor Scott have a wide variety of interests. Kimberly enjoys working with graphic and website design. They both love period dramas. Pastor Scott is an avid reader and has a very broad library and can have as many as ten to twelve books being read in different places in the house, car, and office. He is also a musician and love model railroading.
Bookkeeper & Secretary
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13
Hi, My name is Joan Rohaly. I joined the Laboratory family last July as their office Secretary/Bookkeeper. This was an answer to prayer. In 2021 I lost my husband and moved back to Washington Co. to be closer to family and old friends. Grief is different for each of us. For me I needed to keep busy and find a job that would allow me a schedule with flexibility. I have a 97 year old Mom who's health is declining and a precious granddaughter I pick up after school a few days a week. I wanted to continue helping in these areas. Working at the Laboratory church has afforded me the time to do so. It has been a blessing to see God at work in my life and open doors for me. I have been challenged and stretched. I give Him all the glory! At Laboratory Presbyterian Church, the Word is preached and lived by those faithful to Him. I am very grateful to have this opportunity to serve Him in this capacity.
Organist & Choir Director
A long-time resident of Washington, PA, Dennis has served as the organist and choir director at
Laboratory Presbyterian Church since 2013. Previously, he was employed for over thirty-five years by
Intermediate Unit 1 as a speech/language therapist, teacher of the deaf and supervisor of special
education. In his spare time Dennis is actively involved with the Washington Community Theatre as a
performer, director, accompanist and musical director.