PASTORAL STAFF
PASTOR LINDSAY & MATT PIERMANI-BRACE
Youth Pastor

Pastor Lindsay joined the Walnut Grove staff as the youth pastor in October 2021. She was born in Scranton, Pa and grew up there until she departed for college in 2012. Until that point she had served faithfully in her home church as a youth leader, and nursery coordinator, preteen Bible study teacher, and anything else they would let her do! She got her Bachelors in Youth and Family Studies from the University of Valley Forge in 2016, immediately after college she left for Richmond Indiana to work at a boarding school for troubled youth. In 2019 a youth ministry pursuit called her to the Pittsburgh area where she met her husband, Matt. They met during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the coming months they fell in love, got engaged in November of 2020, and on February 6th of 2021 they were married and streamed a ceremony online for friends and family. Pastor Lindsay has a heart and passion to share Jesus with teenagers and help them engage with their own giftings that God has given them to help them minister to others. She also loves traveling, Oreos, hiking, biking, camping, cooking, reading, Marvel movies, making all kinds of crafts, and her two bunnies, Simba and Zazu. 

PASTOR BILL & MARY GALUS
SENIOR PASTOR
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Bill Galus has been Walnut Grove's Senior Pastor since September 2001. He came to Walnut Grove in 1995 and has served as assistant Pastor and Children's Pastor.  Pastor Galus served previously at Trinity Assembly of God in Lawrenceville, PA as the Lead Pastor for 7 years.  Before that, he served as a Missionary Pastor on a short-term assignment to the South Pacific island nation of Samoa.  In 1981, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Biblical studies from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.  Bill and his wife, Mary, are 3rd generation Pittsburghers and have two grown children: April and Jeremiah.  Pastor Galus' primary focus is preaching and teaching the Word of God, mentoring staff, and giving leadership to the various ministries of Walnut Grove.  He loves World Missions, (having been on 14 mission trips thus far), and loves to see people find Christ, be set free, and discipled into a deeper relationship with the Father.  He also loves his Pittsburgh Steelers.

PASTOR ARMANDO & SARAH RAYGOZA
CHILDREN'S PASTOR
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Pastor Mando has been the Children's Pastor at Walnut Grove since December 2013.  He was born in Los Angeles, CA and was raised in La Puente, CA, a small city about 20 miles east of LA. In 2007, God called Armando and his family out of CA to Pittsburgh.  Taking a huge step of faith, they were obedient to move. They saw God align their every step.  He provided a job, a home and most importantly to the Raygoza's, a church family.  He currently lives in West Mifflin with his wife Sarah, and his children Adrianna , Anthony, Reichel, Elvis, Jordyn and Annalissa.  Armando is currently a certified minister through Assemblies of God's "Global University," but is continuing his education to eventually become ordained.