Let’s meet our Deacons.
Born and raised in Somerset County, I found Somerset Church of Christ in my 30s after a winding path that showed me how much God cared for me and the people of this community. After graduating from Shanksville Stonycreek High School, I got a BA in Sociology from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2002. I worked for several years in the child welfare field before settling in at the Human Resources Department of Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, PA. These experiences allowed me to see how great the need for Christ is in our community. Outside of work and church, I am an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and enjoy hiking and snowshoeing on the many beautiful trails of the Laurel Highlands. I have two daughters that I enjoy spending time with as well. I began my walk with Christ in late 2014 and was baptized in the spring of 2015. I am happy to serve this congregation and this community as we work to grow the body of Christ and spread the Gospel in Somerset County.
Brent Ragsdale was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania and spent much of his life in Central Pennsylvania. His family also spent some of his grade school years in Arizona where his father preached in two small towns, Buckeye and Bagdad. He went to college at Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. Brent met his wife, Lisa, while working at an accounting firm in Camp Hill, PA. They moved to Somerset County in 2009 to be close to her family’s farm in Salisbury. They have two boys, Kyle and Colby, that both enjoy helping their grandfather on the farm. Brent works as an accountant for Beitzel Corporation.