Senior Consultant for Synods of the Covenant and the Trinity (except presbyteries of Cincinnati, Donegal, and Philadelphia)

The Reverend Dr. Douglas Portz joined the Board of Pensions in July 2015, and became a Senior Church Consultant in September 2017.

Previously, Doug served in a pastoral and administrative role with the Pittsburgh Presbytery for more than eight years, and built a vast knowledge of congregations in that region. He also served as pastor to four congregations in three presbyteries over the course of 23 years, and served multiple assignments with presbytery-level committees and commissions.

Doug holds a bachelor's from Grove City College, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary.

Presbyteries in Doug's region are located in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.


  • Synod of the Covenant: Detroit, Eastminster, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Mackinac, Maumee Valley, Miami Valley, Muskingum Valley, Scioto Valley, Western Reserve
  • Synod of the Trinity: Beaver-Butler, Carlisle, Huntingdon, Kiskiminetas, Lake Erie, Pittsburgh, Redstone, Shenango, Upper Ohio Valley, Washington, West Virginia

Contact information

Call Doug at 215-587-7455 or email him.