Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project
Wilkinsburg Sanctuary Project

About Us

Our Leadership

Janet Hellner-Burris

President

 

Janet is the senior pastor of the Christian Church of WIlkinsburg, a community chaplain and organizer in the community for over 26 years.

 

Email:  pastorjanethb@gmail.com

 

Phone:  412-241-3556

Thomas Mitchell, Jr.

Vice-President

 

Tom an associate minister at the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh.  He is the head of the Community Chaplain's program and has a vital ministry to the prisons around the state.

 

Email:  thmitchelljr@gmail.com

 

Phone:  412-731-6221 ext. 220

Nancy Chalfont-Walker

Treasurer

 

Nancy is the Senior Minister of St. Stephens Episcopal Church.  She is in charge of  the church's financial records. Nancy coordinates our annual Art and Talent Show for Peace.

 

Email:  nanojon@gmail.com

 

Phone:  412-716-7364

Julie Smith

Secretary

 

Julie left Pittsburgh briefly after completing her PhD in History and returned home 12 years ago.  Currently, the Missionary Associate at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkinsburg, she also chairs the Justice, Law, and Society Department at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA and has served on the board of a number of organizations.

 

Email:  jlsphone1@gmail.com

2018-2020 Board

 Officers


President          
Rev. Janet Hellner-Burris, Christian Church

Vice President/ Head of Chaplains
Rev. Thomas Mitchell, Covenant Church

Secretary
Julie Smith

Treasurer
Rev. Nancy Chalfant-Walker, St. Stephen’s Episcopal
 

Board Members

Tammy Brown
Wilkinsburg Youth Places

Carol Calloway
Christian Church of Wilkinsburg

Evelyn Christie
St. James Roman Catholic Parish

Paulette Davis
Family Support Center/ El Bethel Temple

Cheryl Hoskins
FOCUS Trauma Ministry

Mary Ann Hvizdos
Resident and Exec. of Blessed Be Educators

Julie Smith
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Frank Tillman
Youth Director, Christian Church, resident

Representatives

Malachi Pugh
Representative Ed Gainey’s office

Jace Ransom
Allegheny County Youth and Family

Mike Wilkins
Mad Dads
 

Chaplains

Nancy Chalfant-Walker
Walker St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Janet Hellner-Burris
Christian Church of Wilkinsburg

Eric McIntosh
St. James Episcopal Church, Penn Hills

Tom Mitchel
Covenant Church of Pittsburgh

Pete Smith
Covenant Fellowship Reformed Presbyterian 

Our Partners

Steve Hellner-Burris - Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh


Dave DiDonato - Pastor of Bible Chapel


George Spencer - Mad Dads


Kelly Smith - Pastor of Mifflin Avenue United Methodist Church


Rob Conroy - Ceasefire PA


Linda Kirkland-Law - Minister at Calvary Baptist Church

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