Rector (Senior Pastor) – The Rev. Dennett H. Buettner

Dennett has served as Rector (Senior Pastor) of Church of the Savior since 2006. He was trained at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, and also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Dennett is married to the former Andrea Jackson, who also serves as a Deacon at Church of the Savior. They have three adult children, and two grandchildren.

When not engaged in ministry, Dennett enjoys gardening, hiking, and reading, especially anything Calvin and Hobbes related!

Online Pastor – The Rev. Andrew Kosarik

Andrew’s role as online pastor is to connect and pray with those experiencing worship and community through Church of the Savior’s online platform.  

Life happens and sometimes that means people can’t make it to church or have medical needs that prevent them from coming, but it doesn’t mean they can’t have church where they are on a Sunday morning.  Others have long term limitations that prevent them from coming but it never means you can’t worship God with us through the virtual space.  You have a place with us and God and it is just one click away.  You do need to register to engage the online community and Pastor Andrew in the chat.  If you would like to further discuss God or life, you can share your contact info privately in the prayer request field and Pastor Andrew will get back to you after the service.  

As a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry, he earned a Masters of Divinity in 2002.  He also led the team that founded the Village Church and became its first pastor.   

Andrew’s wife Deanna is a case worker for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  They have two children. 

In his spare time he dabbles in cooking, enjoys problem solving, takes in a good Sci-fi movie now and then, and loves playing board games and video games with his family.

Deacon Laura Wicker

Laura has served as Deacon of Church of the Savior since 1999.  She was trained at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge.  She is married to Stewart Wicker, President and Mission Director of the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders.  They have three adult children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and three beautiful granddaughters! In her spare time Laura enjoys biking, quilting, and knitting.

Deacon Andrea Buettner

Andrea was trained at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, and has been married to Dennett for 35 years. In addition to her service as a Deacon at Church of the Savior, Andrea is employed as a chaplain with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh. She enjoys hiking, reading and loving her grandchildren.

Assisting Pastor Myron Manasterski

A Beaver County native, Myron is a 1978 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and completed his M.Div. degree at Trinity School for Ministry in 1986. He has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Florida.

In addition to parish ministry, Myron has served as a hospice bereavement counselor and as a hospital chaplain overseeing 30 pastoral care volunteers. He has a passion for facilitating small group ministry, especially Bible studies, and for promoting congregational health and growth. Myron is married to Marianne, and they have two adult children. A life-long learner, he enjoys reading and exploring the beauty of Pennsylvania as the seasons change while learning about its rich history.

Church Administrator – Hannah Wilson

Hannah taught English in China for four years and holds a master’s degree in TESOL & Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College. She gets to practice organization, communication, creating structure, and flexibility as she deals with administrative tasks for COTS. Hannah is married to Jason and together they have two daughter, Izzy and Nori, who might try to claim that they’re the true administrators. Hannah and Jason are passionate about helping those who follow Christ live in sustainable, healthy rhythms that trust God’s goodness. Hannah enjoys being outside, writing stories, and baking and cooking!