Our Pastor

Pastor L PreachingRev. Shanea D. Leonard is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a minister of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries who has been preaching the gospel message her entire life. Having had the pleasure of being reared in the Baptist church, spiritual enhanced in the non-denominational church, and trained for ministry in the Presbyterian Church, she brings a plethora of wisdom and passion for the word of God. Rev. Leonard believes that God has given her a burden for people whom others have disregarded, oppressed, forgotten, or simply don’t even see. She believes strongly in the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ that states WHOSOEVER is willing is welcomed at the table of fellowship and offered the gift of salvation. She has a burden for the community and the diverse people who create the rich tapestry that make up the kingdom of God. Rev. Leonard has a special connection to youth but her greatest love is for those closest to her-her parents, Kyersten, and godson CJ.


our pastor page picOther credits for Pastor Leonard include:

  • Founder & Moderator, The Pittsburgh Faith Consortium
  • Chair of the Board, New Voices Pittsburgh
  • Member, Affirmative Fair Housing Commission
  • Member, Northwest Pride Alliance Advisory Board
  • Pastor Leonard is also the Feb. 2015 recipient of the UPMC Dignity & Respect Champion Award