serving jesus christ in portsmouth, oh since 1875


Rev. Allison T. Bauer

A native of western Pennsylvania, God called the Rev. Allison T. Bauer to Second Pres in Portsmouth, OH in April 2016. 

After graduating from Grove City College in 2001, she earned her Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2005. From March 2006-March 2016, Allison served as the Pastor of the Frankfort Presbyterian Church in Hookstown, PA.  She was also the 2016 recipient of the Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry from her seminary alma mater. (Mr. Rogers is also a PTS alum!) 

Besides serving as the solo pastor of Second Pres, she also serves as the President of Scioto County Ministry, Inc, overseeing the county's only homeless shelter and the West End Day Care Center, which provides childcare services for low-income families. She also serves as the Vice President of the Portsmouth Wind Symphony Board of Directors.

You can often find Pastor Allison at a Shawnee State University Musical Theatre production at the Vern Riffe Center; walking her 15 year old dog, Rocky, (slowly) up and down Coles Boulevard; hiking and taking photos; reading; acting as Commissioner of her family's fantasy football league; or hanging out at "Coffee at the Lofts" for Open Office Hours (Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m.)  

She'd love to connect with you! 


Facebook: Allison Bauer

Instagram: @revatbauer26 

LinkedIn: Allison Bauer 

Follow her sermon podcast: .  (You can listen to the audio now or download it for later. She usually records the Prayer of Illumination, Scripture readings, anthem, and sermon.)  

Pastor Allison (center, sitting) with Presbytery colleagues at her installation service.

Pastor Allison (center, sitting) with Presbytery colleagues at her installation service.

organist - choirmaster

Dr. Stanley E. Workman, Jr.

Dr. Stanley Workman, Jr. received his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Kent State University and a Master of Music from Memphis State University. He received additional training at Indiana University where he was a student of the late Margaret Harshaw. 

Workman has completed a second Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Kent State University. He earned his Doctorate at the Ohio State University and received the honor of being chosen to sing at the ceremony.

He has appeared in leading and supporting roles with Kent Opera Theatre, Cleveland Opera Theatre, and the Memphis and Indiana University Opera Theatre. Other musical training includes studies at Blossom Festival School of Music, the Boris Goldovsky Opera Institute, and vocal coaching with John Wustman, Martin Katz, Vance George, Paul Nadler, Mark Flint, Courtney Kenny, Robert Page, Gerard Souzay, Beverly Wolff, and Virginia Zeani. 

Besides working as the Second's Organist-Choirmaster, he is also the Director of the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University as well as a Visiting Professor in the Musical Theater Program.  

In 2017, Dr. Workman received the very first Mary Smalley Outstanding Arts Educator Award from the Portsmouth Area Arts Council for his many years of music education in the Portsmouth community. That same summer, Second also managed to pull off a grand SURPRISE 25th anniversary, honoring his years of musical excellence at the church. 

He can be contacted through the church's email address: