What We Believe

Contemporary and orthodox, liturgical and spontaneous. Find out what we believe here:


Parish History

The Parish of Calvary, Holy Communion and St. George's in the City of New York with roots dating back to 1749. Explore the history of our parish here:


The Archives

The Calvary ~ St. George’s archives are currently under renovation. For queries on marriage, baptism, or death records, please allow two weeks for our staff to research and locate the requested record. Digital copies of the record can be made and emailed. In the meantime, archival queries can be made using the link below.


Film in or Rent our Beautiful & Historic Spaces

Film Friendly

Finding historic, landmark space in Manhattan that is also film-friendly can be difficult. With over 20 feature film or major TV projects shot in our buildings in 2019 we strive to make our beautiful space available and accommodating for your needs. Our staff works alongside of your location staff to make the process of filming in our space as easy as possible. For filming rental please contact us at 646-723-4178.

Event Rentals

With five event spaces in two locations, we have the space to accommodate small groups and events hosting up to 1300 people. For rental information please contact us at 646.723.4178


 Clergy and Staff

The Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith    Rector   The Reverend Jacob Smith is the Rector. Jake was born on the Navajo Reservation and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a BA in History, with an emphasis in Near Eastern Studies. He received his M. Div from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in May, 2006. Jacob was ordained to the diaconate on June 3, 2006 in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and ordained a presbyter at Calvary Church on December 3, 2006 by the Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor.

The Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith

Rector

The Reverend Jacob Smith is the Rector. Jake was born on the Navajo Reservation and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a BA in History, with an emphasis in Near Eastern Studies. He received his M. Div from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in May, 2006. Jacob was ordained to the diaconate on June 3, 2006 in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and ordained a presbyter at Calvary Church on December 3, 2006 by the Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor.

The Reverend Ben DeHart    Associate Rector   The Reverend Ben DeHart is the Associate Minister for Pastoral Care and New Members Ministries. Ben grew up in Robbinsville, New Jersey, graduated from Grove City College in 2008 (B.A. History), and received his M.Div. in 2012. He worked as an Episcopal Chaplain at Carnegie Mellon University, and as an Associate Priest at St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church in Oakmont, Pennsylvania from 2012-2014. Ben was ordained by the Right Reverend Dorsey McConnell on June 15, 2013.

The Reverend Ben DeHart

Associate Rector

The Reverend Ben DeHart is the Associate Minister for Pastoral Care and New Members Ministries. Ben grew up in Robbinsville, New Jersey, graduated from Grove City College in 2008 (B.A. History), and received his M.Div. in 2012. He worked as an Episcopal Chaplain at Carnegie Mellon University, and as an Associate Priest at St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church in Oakmont, Pennsylvania from 2012-2014. Ben was ordained by the Right Reverend Dorsey McConnell on June 15, 2013.

The Reverend Nancy Hanna    Associate Minister   Nancy was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated from Harvard University (B.A.), Lesley University (Ed.M), and Union Theological Seminary in NYC (M.Div.). She was ordained presbyter in the Diocese of New York in 1986. Before retiring in 2010 she served 4 parishes in theDiocese of New York over 25 years: St. Mary's, Scarborough (as assistant to rector Paul Zahl); Christ's Church, Rye; St. Bartholomew's, Manhattan; and from 2004-2010 as associate rector at Calvary-St.George's, Manhattan, where she now serves as a non-stipendiary associate.

The Reverend Nancy Hanna

Associate Minister

Nancy was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Long Island, NY. She graduated from Harvard University (B.A.), Lesley University (Ed.M), and Union Theological Seminary in NYC (M.Div.). She was ordained presbyter in the Diocese of New York in 1986. Before retiring in 2010 she served 4 parishes in theDiocese of New York over 25 years: St. Mary's, Scarborough (as assistant to rector Paul Zahl); Christ's Church, Rye; St. Bartholomew's, Manhattan; and from 2004-2010 as associate rector at Calvary-St.George's, Manhattan, where she now serves as a non-stipendiary associate.

 
The Reverend Jim Munroe    Associate Minister   Jim Munroe attended Phillips Academy, Williams College, Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and Virginia Theological Seminary – with brief stints along the way for hockey, the Marine Crops and quitting smoking. Early on, he served for 4 years as Curate at Grace Church in NYC, along with Fitz Allison and Paul Zahl (who taught him how to disco). For the past 30 years, Jim has served Episcopal churches in Massachusetts. It’s all about grace.

The Reverend Jim Munroe

Associate Minister

Jim Munroe attended Phillips Academy, Williams College, Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and Virginia Theological Seminary – with brief stints along the way for hockey, the Marine Crops and quitting smoking. Early on, he served for 4 years as Curate at Grace Church in NYC, along with Fitz Allison and Paul Zahl (who taught him how to disco). For the past 30 years, Jim has served Episcopal churches in Massachusetts. It’s all about grace.

Scott Pavao    Chief Operating Officer

Scott Pavao

Chief Operating Officer

Kamel Boutros    Music Director   Kamel is the church’s Music Director. Kamel graduated from the Curtis Institute with a MA degree in Opera performance. He is an award winning opera singer and actor and his portfolio includes performances with pianist Martha Argerich in Europe and Japan, In the Edinburgh Festival, he sang Mamoud in Death of Klinghoffer. At the Metropolitan Opera he sang in Carmen, Capriccio, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Roméo et Juliette, as well as in a gala concert with the late Luciano Pavarotti conducted by James Levine.

Kamel Boutros

Music Director

Kamel is the church’s Music Director. Kamel graduated from the Curtis Institute with a MA degree in Opera performance. He is an award winning opera singer and actor and his portfolio includes performances with pianist Martha Argerich in Europe and Japan, In the Edinburgh Festival, he sang Mamoud in Death of Klinghoffer. At the Metropolitan Opera he sang in Carmen, Capriccio, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme and Roméo et Juliette, as well as in a gala concert with the late Luciano Pavarotti conducted by James Levine.

 
Mari Sparacino    Head Sexton   Mari manages a team of sextons who maintain our facilities and they assist with property events and Church services. Mari has been on staff since 2009.

Mari Sparacino

Head Sexton

Mari manages a team of sextons who maintain our facilities and they assist with property events and Church services. Mari has been on staff since 2009.

Wesley Kuklo    Accountant   Wesley is the church’s accountant. He is from Suwalki, Poland and enjoys traveling internationally.

Wesley Kuklo

Accountant

Wesley is the church’s accountant. He is from Suwalki, Poland and enjoys traveling internationally.

Karin Rosner    Parish Administrator   Karin is the Parish Administrator for Calvary St. George's.

Karin Rosner

Parish Administrator

Karin is the Parish Administrator for Calvary St. George's.

 
Carissa Tjia    Communications Manager   Carissa spearheads online and print communications for the parish. Using all media from Facebook and Instagram, to bulletins and signage, she's integral in sharing God's good news with the city of NY and the world.

Carissa Tjia

Communications Manager

Carissa spearheads online and print communications for the parish. Using all media from Facebook and Instagram, to bulletins and signage, she's integral in sharing God's good news with the city of NY and the world.

Matt Veligdan    Online Media, Webmaster   Matt creates online content for the parish, including weekly videos, podcasts, and internet content. In addition to his work at Calvary St. George's Church, Matt Veligdan is a composer whose work can be seen on TruTV, Discovery, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network. He also works as a bandleader, piano player, arranger and classical conductor.

Matt Veligdan

Online Media, Webmaster

Matt creates online content for the parish, including weekly videos, podcasts, and internet content. In addition to his work at Calvary St. George's Church, Matt Veligdan is a composer whose work can be seen on TruTV, Discovery, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network. He also works as a bandleader, piano player, arranger and classical conductor.

Chelsy Haynes    Program Director for Youth and Family   Chelsy is the Program Director for Youth and Family for our Children and Family ministry. She oversees the day to day operations of our Youth and Family programs, and spearheads initiatives to share the Gospel with our youngest members.

Chelsy Haynes

Program Director for Youth and Family

Chelsy is the Program Director for Youth and Family for our Children and Family ministry. She oversees the day to day operations of our Youth and Family programs, and spearheads initiatives to share the Gospel with our youngest members.

 
Melina Smith    Creative Arts Camp Coordinator   Melina has a B.A. from the University of Arizona in Sociology and earned a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University in Counseling and Human Relations. She began her work as a social worker on the reservation of the Cocopah Tribe, then continued working with families as a Behavior Therapist in Pittsburgh, and after arriving in New York City worked for the Children's Aid Society. Mel hopes to create original Sunday School content that integrates creativity in light of our freedom experienced through the Gospel.

Melina Smith

Creative Arts Camp Coordinator

Melina has a B.A. from the University of Arizona in Sociology and earned a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University in Counseling and Human Relations. She began her work as a social worker on the reservation of the Cocopah Tribe, then continued working with families as a Behavior Therapist in Pittsburgh, and after arriving in New York City worked for the Children's Aid Society. Mel hopes to create original Sunday School content that integrates creativity in light of our freedom experienced through the Gospel.