Scott Prentice

Lead Pastor 

Scott Prentice is the pastor of Advance Community Church responsible for preaching, worship, leadership development, and vision alignment. He and his wife, Heather, live in Gibsonia with their five daughters.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Music from Toccoa Falls College  
  • Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College  
  • Masters of Theological Studies from Grimké Seminary 

He has been in full-time ministry in Western Pennsylvania since 2000. He is an active learner who enjoys getting things done, caring for people, teaching doctrine and Bible studies, leading worship, as well as local and global church planting. As time allows, he enjoys playing golf and preparing dinner on his backyard fire pit.

email: scott@advancepgh.org

Norb Levesque

Associate Pastor 

Pastor Norb is the associate pastor whose responsibilities include  preaching and discipleship. Originally from Massachusetts, he and his family have been living in our region for over 15 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in pastoral studies and is working toward a seminary degree. He loves life and is grateful for the work the Lord is continually doing within him. When he's not enjoying time with his family, he finds great satisfaction in athletics.

He has been in full-time ministry for almost 25 years and is excited to enter this new chapter of ministry as we follow the Lord's leading in advancing the gospel throughout the northern region of Pittsburgh and beyond.

email: norb@advancepgh.org

Evan Brem

Pastor of Next Gen

Evan serves as the Next Gen Pastor at Advance. In this role, he is focused on the growth and discipleship of children and students from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  In short, he is the pastor of the next generation of Christ-followers.

He married his wife, Halle, shortly after graduating from Penn State, and they have one daughter, Lilah.  After a short stint teaching Middle School, God led Evan and his family into vocational ministry where he spent four years serving at another church in the Pittsburgh area in both youth and young adult ministries.  During this time, Evan began to research Acts 29, which led him to a breakfast with Pastor Scott, which turned into this opportunity to serve at Advance.

email: evan@advancepgh.org

Shannon Warnes

Finance, Ministry Assistant

Shannon assists the Finance Team as well as coordinates the Connections Team.  

Shannon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from the University at Buffalo. She worked as a CPA for KPMG and UPMC in her pre-mom years. She lives in Gibsonia with her husband and two teenagers. She enjoys yard work, exercising, bonfires, snow-blowing, going for walks...basically anything outdoors. She also loves hanging out and laughing with her family.

email: shannon@advancepgh.org

Claudine Walters

Administrative Assistant

Claudine works in the church office assisting the Pastors, Staff, Leadership Team and Ministry Leaders with their various projects and ministries.  She has a bachelor's degree from Duquesne University.

Claudine is a Mom of 3 adult children and a 4 year old cockapoo. She enjoys crocheting and reading on her porch. Claudine loves Jesus and studying the Bible.

email: claudine@advancepgh.org


Scott Prentice

Norb Levesque

John Chamberland

Dave Toth

Jeff Crouse


Brandon Hochstetler

Deacon of Finance

Mark Kirkbride

Zack Friday

Deacon of Finance
 Deacon of Facilities

Jan Moreth

Deacon of Community Groups

Bill & Jill Nelson

Deacon of Community Groups

Nick Kreft

Deacon of Missions

Heather Prentice

Deacon of Advance Kids

Elders & Deacons


Know the Church (Pastor/Shepherd)  
Feed the Church (Teach)
Lead the Church (Vision)  
Protect the Church (Keep Watch)

If you believe God may be calling you into eldership, pray diligently about it. It will be a long and thorough journey that will grow your faith and enhance your maturity in Christ. The introductory page in the below assessment describes the process.

It is a good thing for a Christian to pursue leadership in humility and with teachability. The strength of any church is first and foremost connected to the blessing of Christ over and among its people. It’s His Church! Church leadership plays significant roles in shepherding and serving the people of God and its community.

This process will test and grow you. If you are willing to submit to this process, consider the assessment below.