Casey Riker

I am a 25-year-old Pittsburgh Theological Seminary graduate! I received my bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University, where I studied psychology. I am so excited that God is calling me to JPC!

I have lived in Pittsburgh, PA all my life and I am a huge Black and Gold fan. I am trying my hardest to acquire a green thumb to become a plant mom. I am also a huge animal lover and would love to adopt a puppy as soon as I get settled!

When I am not working, I love to run and stay active. I was president of the seminary’s SRC (Student Recreational Club). This was perfect for me because I love to find new and fun ways to stay active. I am currently training for the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World. I enjoy watching movies and have quite the DVD collection. I love to travel and am always planning a trip.

This passion for travel translates well in ministry because I love mission trips. I was the recipient of the Valentour Scholarship in seminary and had the opportunity to travel to Thailand, Greece and Hungary to study the church’s response to the refugee crisis. There is something special about traveling outside of your comfort zone and encountering God and God’s people in a new context.  I look forward to meeting you and serving God together!