Our Staff

The Staff at PRISM welcomes you to Pittsburgh!  We are here for you, and hope that your experience in Pittsburgh is one of the most memorable experiences of your life!  Learn a bit more about the PRISM Team...

Scott Boyd

scott@prismpgh.org

Scott has been the director of PRISM since 2002, overseeing the staff and interns. You can meet Scott at PRISM's following events: Open House, weekend hosting, and any other special events. Scott is married to Lisa, and they have four boys. His family enjoys playing sports and traveling. Ask Scott about his adventures biking from St. Louis to Boulder, Colorado, and from Boston to Montreal, Canada.

Lisa Boyd

lisa@prismpgh.org

Lisa grew up in Kailua, Hawaii, until she was hired by American Airlines as a Flight Attendant in 1985.  After 12 years with the company she retired, due to moving overseas as a Church Planter in Ljubljana, Slovenia with her husband, Scott Boyd.  It was in Slovenia that Lisa began to hone her strengths of ideation and connection by helping to develop ministry and event teams among Slovene women.  After returning to the U.S. in 2002, Lisa focused largely on her family of four boys.  In 2010 she received her Coaching Certification through Life Purpose Coaching Center International in California.  Lisa has since worked for Westminster Presbyterian Church & the Pregnancy Resource Center working in Development.  Lisa is currently working as our City Mobilizer & Developer. Lisa’s passion is to come alongside people and organizations to help them discover, reclaim and live-out their unique design in Christ.

Bernadette Fischer

bernadette@prismpgh.org

Bernadette joined PRISM staff in fall 2020, after over a decade as a volunteer with PRISM via Hebron Church.  She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and spent a semester abroad studying in Spain. It was there that she appreciated the generous hospitality of locals who took interest in her, helped her acclimate to the culture and have a more authentic experience.  Bernadette continued her education later in life and received an M.Ed from PITT. Over the years she has taught Spanish, Reading and ESL to people of all ages. Bernadette also works part-time in the Education Department at the Frick Art and Historical Center. She has two adult sons, and just recently adopted a schwiener dog, named Oliver. You can find her helping out with PRISM English and ESL, PRISM Connect and other programs and trips! She loves to meet students and help them feel welcomed in Pittsburgh.


Sophia Getchell

sogetchell@gmail.com

Sophia received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and her Masters in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.  Sophia taught high school math and science and then went on to serve as the missions director for her church, leading domestic and international missions trips and raising awareness and funds for missions projects. Most recently, Sophia and her family have served overseas teaching English and working at a women’s vocational training center.  Sophia has a passion for women and loves to share life with women from different ethnic backgrounds.  She and her husband Stephen have 4 children.

 

Cori is the administrative assistant at PRISM, manages donor relations, mailings and other communications with Americans and international students and families. Her husband's name is Mitch and they have two boys. In her free time, Cori runs, bikes, hikes, camps, and builds LEGOS with her family as well as enjoys sewing & crafts. She and her husband have hiked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. Cori also enjoys gardening and watching her two sons grow up!

Rachel Johns

rachel@prismpgh.org

Rachel lived in China for 9 years growing up. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she studied Human Development and Chinese. Rachel worked with college students for six years, at her alma mater and in North Africa.  She is married to her husband Michael, who is a Pittsburgh native. She has been living in Pittsburgh and working at PRISM since August 2019. Rachel is regularly a part of English groups, Bible studies and Friday night Open House. There is also a good chance you can find her drinking bubble tea at Fu Ku Tea on Forbes Avenue. Rachel enjoys attending live music concerts, reading, stargazing and eating yummy food, especially from other cultures.


David Lambacher

david@prismpgh.org

David grew up in Springfield, Ohio and Sharpsburg, Georgia before he went on to earn a BA in Film Studies from The Ohio State University in 2008.  He has spent time in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey which developed his love for the Middle East.  David worked in campus ministry and homeless ministry for 10 years before coming to PRISM.  He is married to his lovely wife Allison and they adore their cat Niles.  David is also working towards an MDiv with Fuller Theological Seminary.   

Vikki Seto

vikki@prismpgh.org

Vikki  joined as the director of finance in 2021 and is the newest member of our team! She grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a BA in Accountancy. She has international experience as both a Hong Kong CPA and a US CPA. She worked for PwC Hong Kong before moving on to manage an accounting team at a luxury retail company in Beijing. Vikki has travelled to various countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. One of her favorite things about learning about other cultures is exploring the uniqueness of customs, activities and food. Vikki got connected with PRISM through her involvement at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church Oakland, where she and her husband Bobby serve on the Missions Committee. Vikki and Bobby were amazed at how God connected them through a dating app and led them to meet and serve on a short term mission trip together in the Philippines. They maintained a long distance courtship between Hong Kong and Pittsburgh before getting married in Pittsburgh in August 2018. Vikki and Bobby enjoy cooking Paleo style Western and Asian dishes together. They also love traveling and playing Scrabble. 


Tim Shine

tim@prismpgh.org

Growing up in Oregon, Tim went on to earn a BS in Agriculture from Oregon State University in 1983. After graduating, he worked in Seattle, Washington for several years. Later, sensing God's redirection, Tim moved to Michigan to study the Bible. At the same time, volunteer work for World Vision radically changed Tim's life trajectory giving him a passion for people of the world. Soon Tim found himself completing his Masters in Intercultural Studies from South Carolina where he would later meet his wife Judy. In 1999, Tim and Judy put their masters degrees into practice by relocating to a restricted access country in Asia where they did discipleship training, English teaching, and taught marriage enrichment classes. Tim began with PRISM in September of 2020. Tim enjoys meeting international students & scholars, learning new cultures, and enjoys speaking Mandarin. His areas of passion include leading Discovery Bible Studies as well teaching principles on relationship & family development. Tim enjoys most racquet sports (growing up on ping pong), delights in the outdoors, loves Asian food (but needs his hamburgers), and enjoys watching movies with his 2 daughters and wife Judy.  



Judy Shine 

judy@prismpgh.org

Judy graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a BS in information science. She worked as a programmer analyst before attending seminary, receiving an MA in intercultural studies at Columbia International University, where she met her husband Tim. In 1999-2019, Judy embraced God’s call to “go” and serve in a restricted country in Asia with her husband. What a privilege to witness God’s transforming work and experience street food and night markets! Judy enjoys engaging in Discovery Bible Studies, evangelism, discipleship, and marriage enrichment discussions. God also blessed them with two lovely daughters, Priscilla and Mikaela. While on home assignment in 2020, God redirected Judy and Tim to “stay” in the U.S. and join the welcoming, fun-loving, and Christ-centered PRISM family.