• Worship every Sunday at 10am •

Christ Centered ◦ spiritual growth ◦ Exploring the Bible ◦ Community-focused ◦ Welcoming

More than a church... a community


Parker Kantos


Parker has been our pastor here since 2021. He is firmly rooted in taking the church beyond the “four walls on a Sunday” as well as encouraging Biblical curiosity and exploring questions about faith, the church, and theology. He is a graduate of Luther Seminary and completed his undergraduate at Waynesburg University double majoring in Criminal Justice Administration and Political Science while minoring in History and Philoshophy.

Parker enjoys being outdoors, hiking, Star Wars, watching movies, visiting breweries, Star Wars, food, and Star Wars. Have we mentioned he likes Star Wars?

Parker would love to get to know you better over a meal, a pint, a glass of wine, or a cup of coffee. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Janet Strahoskey


Janet is newly retired from an illustrious career and decided to dive back in by being the secretary here at Brighton Heights Lutheran Church.  Among her experiences are working for Bethlehem Haven (a women’s homeless shelter), Lutheran Services Society, and Avalon Borough (Acting Manager). Janet graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School and attended Penn State, Main Campus for three years.  She lives in Avalon with her husband of 42 years, Norman, where, in her spare time, she loves to read, garden, and spoil her grandchildren. 

Steve Cvetkovic


Steve has been our custodian here since 2012. Our big old church needs a lot of care to be clean, warm, and bright all year. He enjoys seeing the people from the congregation and the community, and working on the grounds in the warmer weather.