Welcome to Our Church!
We're so glad you could join us this evening! Please enjoy the complimentary food and live entertainment, it's truly an honor to share our space with you. Click the button below if you would like to learn more about our Capital Campaign and how we intend to improve our building to better serve this community.
A better church for all.
We are embarking on a $1.5 million Capital Campaign to continue furthering our mission to serve as a beautiful, historic, and welcoming space on the corner of Olive and Chapel Streets. Together, let's revitalize this cornerstone of the Wooster Square neighborhood!
About Tonight's Speakers
THE REV. STACEY KOHL
The Rev. Stacey Kohl is the newly appointed Priest-in-Charge at St. PJs. She is excited to be serving in New Haven after first becoming acquainted with the city while studying at Yale Divinity School. She looks forward to journeying with St. PJs as we move forward, sharing the abundant love of God in Wooster Square and beyond.
James Cramer M.Div is the Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes. He is committed to the mission statement of L&F of providing food, clothing, and connection to all of our neighbors who come to Loaves and Fishes. He also participates in advocacy around these issues hoping to not only mitigate the effects of poverty but find a transformative path towards a more equitable society. He currently serves as a ruling elder at the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven.
Sara Ohly started volunteering at Sunrise Café soon after it opened in 2015; she is now on its Board. She has been affiliated with St PJs since the 1980s. A retired Anthropology Professor, Sara also sits on the Boards of Urban Resources Initiative and the Neighborhood Music School. The New Haven Lawn Club is currently showing the artwork of her late husband Nick Ohly, with all proceeds benefitting Sunrise Café.
Will Cleary has been the Music Director at St. PJs since 2016 where he leads a diverse group of musicians made up of professionals and amateurs in the community. Each Sunday the group fuses the essence of Jazz with spiritual music from various traditions to create a vibrant worship experience. When not helping to lead worship here, Will performs around the nation with various groups including the Theodicy Jazz Collective. He is a teacher at the ACES Educational Center for the Arts, an instructor with the Yale Jazz Collective, and a professor at Southern Connecticut State University.
Robert Sheiman has been Executive Director of The Square at St. PJs since its inception earlier this year. He brings with him the experience and success of his leadership with Whitneyville Cultural Commons, which evolved former church space into thriving community/cultural spaces at the corner of Whitney and Putnam Avenues in Hamden.