Pastor Janet has been our senior minister for over 25 years. She is a native of Washington D.C. and a graduate of St. John’s College and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is both a retreat leader and a community activist who lives at the crossroads of contemplative prayer and social action. She is the author of two books: The 70×7 Forgiveness Challenge and The Waiting Room, A Spiritual Journey through Breast Cancer. She is the wife of Steve, who is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and mother of two young adult children Katie and Ben, as well as two spoiled puppies, Maggie and Cody. Pastor Janet plays the flute and loves to take photographs while she hikes and kayaks in the beauty of God’s creation.
PASTOR JANET HELLNER-BURRIS
MINISTER CECILLIA SIMS
Minister Sims is an associate minister who also is commissioned by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She serves not only our congregation, but on the Regional Board and Executive Committee for our statewide church, the Region of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Davis is our faithful part-time office administrator who also works for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her gifts of organization and hospitality keep our ministry running smoothly.