Our Staff

Welcome to our personal Meet And Greet Staff Page! Meet all of us before we have the pleasure of meeting you! 

  • Pastor Ken Huhn - Senior Pastor

    Pastor Ken received his degree in Biblical Studies/Ministry from Liberty University and began his walk as a youth minister in his home town of Altoona, PA.  Through over 40 years of ministry, Pastor Ken has been a mentor and father to many who now have their own ministries. His passion is to assist others in their development of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Having converted a former social club/bar into the New Wine Harvest Church home, Pastor Ken is continually searching for “not your typical church” methods of reaching out to the community and showing God’s love through action. He carries an anointing for leadership and wisdom and has served with the Promise Keepers’ task force.  He also teaches internationally with Youth with a Mission (YWAM). He is a gifted teacher who delivers the Word with humor and much insight. Residing in the South Hills, Pastor Ken divides his free time between spoiling his grandchildren and the golf course.
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  • Pastor Jesse Siefert - Worship Pastor

    Jesse joined the New Wine Harvest staff in 2008 and has previously held positions as a youth director, worship leader, young adult director, outreach coordinator, radio ministry production manager, missions team leader and transformational ministry leader. Jesse began leading worship as a young teenager and took his first ministry position at age 19. He has a diverse background in the ministry of urban and suburban youth, traditional and contemporary worship.  Jesse has a passion for seeing this generation encounter the love of Jesus Christ and set free from the lies, destruction and addiction in their lives.  He has served on the board of directors for several non-profits and thrives on networking in the community.   Jesse received musical training at Duquesne University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh.  He lives in Whitehall with his wife and partner in ministry Courtney, along with their three children, Callie, Logan & Brock.  

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  • Courtney Siefert - Sonshine Preschool Director

    Mrs. Siefert has a B.S. in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She spent time as an enrichment kindergarten teacher and then a preschool teacher. Courtney became a full-time Mommy in 2007! Family, ministry, singing and teaching are all among her passions in life! Courtney has been blessed with the gift of teaching and desires to be an instrumental part of each child’s educational foundation. She is married to her high school sweetheart Jesse, and together their lives have been richly blessed! 


  • Heather Cooper - Director of Children's Ministries

    Heather has a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She has been apart of New Wine Harvest from it's beginnings and has 6 children of her own! Her passions have always been teaching, singing, drama, and spending time with people. Heather loves to find creative ways to make the bible come alive and to show God's love to children. She is happily married to her husband, Chris, and they have 6 sweet children: Evan, Levi, Adella, Eliana, Abel, and Titus. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, and drinking lots of coffee!!

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  • Mellisa Brandt - Web Design and Art Director

    Mellisa has worked at New Wine Harvest Church since May of 2012.  After graduating the Art institute of Pittsburgh in 1994 Mellisa started a design Career at D&GG Advertising working with Pittsburgh Giants Blue Cross Blue Shield and Heinz Corporations. Moving directly into a position as Head Designer of Marketing at General Nutrition Center Pittsburgh working with our one and only Pittsburgh Steelers Jerome Bettis, Olympic Gold Medalists Mary Lou Retton, WEIDER, MR.Olympia, NASCAR and many more. Mellisa is also working with Our one and only Us Military Veterans  at the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Mellisa has been married to Shawne Brandt since 1996 and they have three beautiful children Ethan, Zavier and Alora. Mellisa officially received Jesus into her heart in 1992 and has never looked back. Mellisa loves helping and working for her church & church family here at New Wine Harvest Church!

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  • Mary Halerz - Book Keeper

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