PETRA BLOG

03
Dec 2018

Elder Dan Shorthouse is a licensed electrician and an educator with over 25 years of high school, vocational education, and workforce development experience.  He is a skilled craftsman in woodworking and construction and has spent over 30 years in the electrical field as a small business owner, project manager, estimator, and electrician. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree and is certified in vocational education by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Dan is an ordained minister, serving as the Elder of covering for Missions at Petra International......

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30
Nov 2018

Elder William “Bill” Thompson is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Schenley High School.  A masterful builder, Elder Bill is the owner of Balm General Construction Company, which he formed in 2015 and is contracted by numerous local organizations like the Carnegie Mellon University. Elder Bill received the salvation of Jesus Christ 24 years ago and has never ceased to grow in his relationship with Christ through his study at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Greater Works Bible School, where he was ordained minister in 2017 and ordained reverend in 2018.......

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30
Nov 2018

Elder Nellie is one of the founding members of Petra.  She gave her life to Christ in 1985 and it has never been the same. The grace of God has allowed Elder Nellie to become “more than a conqueror”.  Though it was challenging, God ordered her steps to further her education, including earning an MBA and a CPCM certification in Government Contracting. God has positioned her in the marketplace as the Small Business Liaison Officer for her employer where she is responsible for managing the company’s Small Business Program. In her position......

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