John Allison

JOHN ALLISON (Pittsburgh, PA / Westminster College ‘ 12)

PARTNER:  Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, Garfield Community Farm




John Allison grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and chose to continue his education at Westminster College where he studied Philosophy and World Religions.  While at Westminster, John served with the Student Government Association, the Philosophy club and the Theata Chi service fraternity.  He also spent time working at the Summer Youth Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and as a youth group leader at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church.  John worked with Pittsburgh Mennonite Church and Garfield Community Farm.

What do you love about Pittsburgh?
Everyone knows each other – Pittsburgh is the smallest big city I’ve ever been in.

What is the best part about the PULSE experience?
Sharing fellowship together over food.

What does your ideal Saturday morning look like?
Cooking breakfast with friends, mimosas and good conversation.

What is the best thing about your nonprofit placement?
Garfield Farm – Getting to see the literal fruits of my labor.
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church – The community.

What are some hobbies that you would like to pursue?
Reading, playing music, meditation, gardening (a new interest!), live music.

If you could compare your personality to a particular place, what place would you pick?
I’m laid back like the West Coast (which comes with the occasional earthquake!).


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