About Us


Pastor Peter Rowan

Pastor Peter is the happy husband of Melise and the father of Lillie and James. Peter is a native of Washington state and a graduate of Western Washington University and of Covenant Theological Seminary.

Before coming to pastor at Second City Church, he was the campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he and Melise met at City Church. It was only fitting to go from City Church to Second City Church.

Peter loves living in the city, where those who work at the capital intersect with those who live at the mission; where those who he passes at the Broad St Market are those who he walks by along Riverfront Park. He loves food (cooking, eating, reading and talking), biking, music, books, his dog, and the list goes on. He would love to get together with you if you!

Music Director Matt Monticchio

Matthew Monticchio has been directing music at Second City Church since 2010. Matt is a graduate of West Chester University and Peabody Conservatory, earning degrees in piano, music education and music composition.

He began directing church music in 2000, while continuing to gig and give concerts and teach both privately and on the college level.

Matt seeks to weave an eclectic and diverse tapestry of music for worship, while always grooving with the pulse of both the ancient and the current. He began Pageant Music, a label and publishing organization of Christian artists, musicians and composers seeking to glorify God in creating music and art for the church. Find out more at Pageant Music

In addition to serving at Second City Church, Matt also teaches upper school music at Logos Academy in York, PA. and gigs and makes recordings in various musical ensembles.

Administrator Cindy Russo

Cindy Russo joined the staff at Second City Church (SCC) in January 2017. She has always felt called to serve Christ in the inner-city.

Before coming to SCC, Cindy served on staff at her previous church as Children’s Ministry Director, Mercy Ministries Coordinator and Events Coordinator. Cindy also directed Vacation Bible School (VBS) there for 27 years. One of the highlights of her summers was leading VBS at the Bethesda Youth Mission and on playgrounds and in backyards all over the Harrisburg area.

In 2009 Cindy led a team of adults and youth to Chattanooga, Tennessee to work with Hope for the Inner City where they presented VBS on playgrounds in Chattanooga’s poorest communities.

In the summer of 2017, Cindy directed VBS at Second City Church where she hopes to do so for many more years to come.