Synods of the Covenant and the Trinity (except Presbytery of Philadelphia)
The Reverend Dr. Douglas Portz joined the Board of Pensions in July 2015. Previously, he served in a pastoral and administrative role with the Pittsburgh Presbytery for more than eight years, and built a vast knowledge of congregations in that region.
Before joining the staff of Pittsburgh Presbytery, Doug served as pastor to four congregations in three presbyteries over the course of 23 years. He has served multiple assignments with presbytery-level committees and commissions.
Doug holds a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a bachelor's from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. His region comprises Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Synod of the Covenant: Cincinnati, Detroit, Eastminster, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Mackinac, Maumee Valley, Miami Valley, Muskingum Valley, Scioto Valley, Western Reserve
Synod of the Trinity: Beaver-Butler, Carlisle, Donegal, Huntingdon, Kiskiminetas, Lackawanna, Lake Erie, Lehigh, Northumberland, Pittsburgh, Redstone, Shenango, Upper Ohio Valley, Washington, West Virginia