Staff & Elders

We love what we do and want to share our passion with you.

Meet Our Team

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Tom Titus

Senior Pastor

Tom serves as the lead pastor of PVCC since he moved here in 2014 with his family. He is passionate about people experiencing the joy and freedom that Jesus brings and the purpose and meaning found in serving Him. Tom is married to Cathy, who is his best friend, and they are the happy parents of Hope who attends Messiah University. They enjoy hiking, kayaking, board games, good coffee and movie nights.
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Carrie Porter

Church Administrator

After returning to State College upon graduating from Slippery Rock University, Carrie joined the team of individuals and families, including her future husband, John, who were called to plant Penns Valley Community Church in 2003.  Carrie then had the opportunity to join the staff team as the part- time Administrator in 2009.  Over the years, the role has grown and changed but Carrie has remained thankful for a job that doesn’t feel like a job! In her down time, Carrie enjoys being outside, working in her flower gardens, catching up with friends over a good cup of coffee, hiking and spending time with John and their four daughters, Claire, Lillie, Edyn and Violet.

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Mike Durn


Hello, my name is Mike Durn. I was born and raised in south Jersey, but my college and eventually my career in education brought me to Central Pennsylvania. I have been attending Penns Valley Community Church for about 12 years and have been a member for 11 of those 12 years. My ministry passions include helping and leading with worship and also serving as the ministry head of our church’s Divorcecare and Divorcecare for kids ministries. My wife Amy and I have four children, ranging in ages from 24 to 11. Some of my other passions include hunting, fishing, and the Philadelphia Phillies. I look forward to the continued growth of the various ministries at PVCC as they continue to reach people who need Christ’s love!

John Porter


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