The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming is a Presbyterian Christian faith community
who seeks to learn together to be followers of Christ, reflecting God's light into the world.
WHO WE ARE
The Presbyterian Church of Wyoming is a community of faith whose members love to worship, learn, grow and serve God together. We call ourselves PCW as a quick way to refer to a congregation filled with energy to impact our world with the love of God. Our members are different in many ways, united by our faith in Jesus Christ and our commitment to loving God and our neighbors. PCW is a place of hospitality for all, and our ministries offer something for you no matter where you find yourselves on life’s journey. We invite you to and experience PCW for yourself – we will share our life’s stories with you as we journey together. We look forward to meeting you!
Our congregation has been responding to the call of Jesus Christ to share the love of God to our world for over 150 years. We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) which has been an active Christian witness in our nation for over 300 years. Our congregation’s Christian beliefs are rooted in the Reformation period of Church history and are best summarized in our Brief Statement of Faith.
Rev. Dr. Anne Marshall
anne at pcwyoming.org
Anne holds a Doctorate of Ministry focused on Biblical Hospitality, New Worship Practices, and Church Revitalization; Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Union Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education; and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University. She most currently worked as Director of Contextual Education in Bexley, OH. She was previously Solo Pastor at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Columbus, IN.
Rev. Gray Marshall
gray at pcwyoming.org
Gray has a Master of Divinity, Union Presbyterian Seminary; B.A. Philosophy, Summa cum laude, Christopher Newport University. He most recently served First Presbyterian Church of Washington Court House, OH. He is co-pastor with his wife,
Rev. Dr. Anne Marshall. His hobbies included watching professional bowling and the Bengals.
Dr. Joe Taff
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
jtaff at pcwyoming.org
PCW’s Director of Music since April 2021, Joe is a versatile conductor, composer, and performer whose background spans classical, popular, and folk styles. As a choral conductor, Joe currently serves as Director of Choirs at Thomas More University, and has worked with numerous other collegiate and community choirs. Outside of choral music, Joe is also an experienced pianist and guitarist, having led worship from the keyboard and played guitar in funk, rock, and jazz bands. Joe holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati, an MM in choral conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and a BA in music and history from Amherst College.
Lisa M. Kaufer [she/her /hers]
DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
lisa at pcwyoming.org
Lisa has served in faith formation ministry since 2005, and joined the PCW staff in 2023 as the Director of Faith Formation. She is passionate about cultivating relationships and spaces where people are invited to play, share stories, listen, learn, and grow in faith together. Ministry Innovation, Intergenerational Ministry, and sharing faith stories through Godly Play are a few of her favorite things. Lisa is a graduate of The University of Arizona where she earned degrees in Communication and Spanish. In her free time, she is likely up to her elbows in clay, making pottery in her home studio.
laura at pcwyoming.org
ernie at pcwyoming.org
Ernie just joined our staff this August and comes to us with 11 years of experience in the area of property management. He faithfully served the LifeSpring Christian Church as Manager of Campus Services and sees this work as a ministry. Ernie will be with us part-time, overseeing our building maintenance. Ernie also owns a landscaping company here in Cincinnati alongside his son.
cwallhausser at aol.com
Chris started here at PCW in January 2022. He comes to us with over 40 years of experience in church music, playing and directing. Chris was most recently at NorthChurch where he served for 24 years as Minister of Worship and Music. Chris is an ecumenical Lutheran and is married to
THE HISTORY OF PCW
The City of Wyoming (meaning Beautiful Valley to the Native Americans who nurtured this land) grew along the Mill Creek and later the Miami-Erie Canal. Settlers from the east coast were flocking to Pittsburgh along Forbes Trail and then onward via flatboat to Cincinnati, the first major city at the edge of the frontier. North of the bustling city, these stalwart pioneers found home in what is known locally as, “the Valley Scots Irish.” Presbyterians were among the many German immigrants and other pioneers. They were undaunted in their desire to create a church in their small town. At first, they walked the 1.5 miles to the Presbyterian Church in Lockland, but muddy roads and flooded creeks encouraged them to build a church in Wyoming just below the well-used Native American trail now known as Springfield Pike.
These generations forged a steadfast character in these early Presbyterians. They weathered storms, fought in wars, braved economic and cultural challenges. Many of these PCW members became business and industrial leaders in the community.
Their strong faithful character is displayed in the classic stone structure that is the worship center today. Every Sunday, the church is filled with music, joyful laughter, greetings, and stories of what God did in someone’s life. And many still walk to the church every Sunday!
LEARN MORE ABOUT PCW
These short videos were produced for the church's 150th Anniversary and highlight mission work throughout PCW's history.