Read a bit more below about the folks who work here. And please feel free to contact us if you have questions.
The Pastoral Staff
The Reverend Janet Broderick joined St. Peter's as Rector in June of 2009. She previously served as Rector of Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City (in the Diocese of Newark), where she helped transform and grow Grace from a struggling mission into an extraordinary parish serving the local community, including youth, seniors, and the homeless. Janet has also served as Rector at All Saints' Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York and as Vicar of Grace Church in New York City. She has served on the board of the New York City Coalition for the Homeless and on Christ Hospital's (Jersey City) Bio-Ethics Committee. She's served the Diocese of Newark on the Council Steering Committee, Council on Inclusion, Committee on Canons, and Workshops for Wardens. Janet is a graduate of General Theological Seminary and before that studied History and Mathematics at the University of Michigan; she also loves music and art. She is the mother of James and Hannah.
The Reverend C. Melissa Hall joined St. Peter's as Assistant Rector in September 2010. After graduating from Union Theological Seminary in 2003, Melissa was ordained at St. Stephen's in Millburn. She's served as Associate Priest and Day School Chaplain at All Saints Episcopal Church in Hoboken and as the Assistant and Interim Rector, at Church of the Redeemer. An accomplished writer, poet and artist, Melissa is also a vocal advocate for Social Justice and Equal Rights. She is Nominations Chair for the Diocese of Newark Commission on Ministry, and a member of the Civil Union Task Force. Before she was ordained, Melissa had had a twenty-year career in Nursing Administration at NYU and Lenox Hill Hospitals in NY, and United Children's and Newark Beth Israel Hospitals in NJ. She lives with her partner of 29 years Fran Lapinski and their daughter Katherine.
Alan Chorun, our Pastoral Asscociate, is responsible for a new Men's Group as well as working with our Youth Group and supporting our Saturday evening service. Alan as completed his final year as a seminarian at Drew Theological Seminary. He is also the coordinator of Abdulai's Project, a rural development project involving home construction, medical outreach, continuing education beyond 5th grade and microloans in Sierra Leone, Africa.