The Rev. Jay Geisler serves as rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood, Pennsylvania.
Canon Jay is one of the region’s foremost experts in addiction and recovery. He co-founded the Oasis Recovery Center to help those seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol. In 2017, he opened a “Serenity House” for women in need of housing within a recovery environment. Recently, he purchased a home, formerly used as a “shooting gallery,” in the struggling neighborhood of Carrick. With help from the Allegheny Recovery Krew (ARK), the home will be renovated and used to provide job training and housing for people in recovery.
Canon Jay also co-founded the Pittsburgh Pastoral Care Conference to educate clergy and lay leaders on a variety of pastoral topics. He has taught at a local community college and at two seminaries.