Our Staff 
Rev. Dr. Steve Franklin – Sr. Pastor
 
Pastor Steve joined our church in July of 2010. He is a 2006 graduate of Westminster College with a bachelors degree in Religion and Christian Tradition. He received his Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2009. Steve completed his doctorate in congregational transformation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2017. 
 
Steve and his wife, Laura, married in 2011. They have 4 young sons, JD, Colt, and twins Levi and Deacon. Steve says, “It has been a blessing to see what God has been up to at MPC. We’re just excited to be a part of it.” 
 
If he isn’t working or playing with his sons, you can find Pastor Steve on the golf course, running, or chasing his goal of seeing all 30 major league baseball teams play in their home stadium.
 Mike Barton – Director of Family Ministries
 
Mike joined Meridian in October of 2018. He is a 2003 graduate of Geneva College with a bachelor’s degree in Student Ministry. He received his Masters of Higher Education with a focus in ministry is 2006 from Geneva College. He has also completed ECO’s commissioned lay pastor program. Mike brings more than 15 years of youth and family ministry to Meridian.
 
Mike and his wife, Julie, married in 2004. They have 4 children, Jacob, Grace, Luke, and David. The Barton’s enjoy family vacations, playing games, taking care of their variety of pets, and spending time together.
 
Mike enjoys his family but also watching movies and sports, hiking and outdoor activities, and cooking on either his smoker or his outdoor grill.
Lori Davidson – Secretary 
 
Lori joined our staff in June, 2020.  She comes to us after taking an early retirement from the Butler Area School District, where she worked as a secretary for 21 years.  Lori lives in the Meridian area with her husband, Chris.  
 

Honey Royer – Treasurer

 
Honey joined our staff in June, 2018. She comes with a wealth of experience in the accounting field. We are thankful to have her on staff.
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Vicki Georgic – Choir Director

Vicki has been a member of Meridian Presbyterian Church for over 25 years and has been involved in all aspects of the music program since joining with her husband, Randy. She has a degree in music education and recently retired from teaching elementary music in the Mars Area School District for over 30 years. She lives in Meridian with her husband.

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Debbe Picerno – Musician 
 
Debbe joined our staff in June of 2014. She teaches music at Portersville Christian school. Debbe is talented in both the piano and the organ. She has been a tremendous blessing at Meridian and brings joy to all she does in worship. 
 
Dave Fox – Custodian
 
Dave joined our staff in January 2020. Dave comes to Meridian after taking an early retirement from Medical Social Work after 33 years.  Most recently, Dave worked in Skilled Nursing Social Services at Concordia Lutheran Ministries.  Dave and his wife, Becky, have been married for over 30 years and have three beautiful children.  Their family has lived in Meridian for over 20 years.  
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Laura Franklin – Media Director
 
Laura is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Fine Art. She grew up in Beaver, PA and is married to Pastor Steve. Before starting their family Laura was an elementary art teacher and volleyball coach. Now she is primarily a stay at home mom, but she also is a substitute teacher and volleyball referee. She has been serving as the church media director since 2012. 
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Sarah Murtha – Nursery Coordinator
 
Sarah has been a life long member of Meridian along with her family. She’s been on staff since 2012 directing our nursery and child care opportunities. She has a daughter, Cora, and resides in Butler with her husband, Rob.