Annual Church Professionals’ Retreat
Theme: You Are Loved, Empowered, and Deployed.
This year’s retreat, which is designed for pastors and church educators, will be held on November 13-15, 2022, at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge. Please note that this year the retreat will be held on the second weekend of the month of November.
Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director
The Pittsburgh Promise Saleem Ghubril is a passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs.
In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization that provided free home renovations to hundreds of vulnerable seniors each year. It also mentored, educated, and deployed thousands of youth in meaningful volunteer community service.
In 2008, Saleem assumed the leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise.
The Pittsburgh Promise works for a future where:
In the last 13 years, The Pittsburgh Promise has sent more than 10,500 urban youth to college and provided them with over $158 million in scholarships. Saleem is the pastor emeritus of Mosaic Community Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of The Buhl Foundation and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.