About Us

Interior facing the alter of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkinsburg

Mission

St. Stephen’s mission is to imitate Christ in everything we do.

History

St. Stephen’s has been a witness to Christ in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh for over 120 years. It began as a mission of Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. It has a beautiful old-fashioned sanctuary built in 1903 and a large parish hall with classrooms, a dining room, and a library. Over the years the surrounding community has gone through many changes, and St. Stephen’s continues to offer the love of Jesus to all who seek a better life.

St. Stephen’s is the local Episcopal church for the following communities and neighborhoods: Edgewood, Swissvale, Churchill, Wilkinsburg, Regent Square, and Point Breeze. We welcome visitors from those neighborhoods and beyond.

Rector Nancy Chalfant-Walker in front of stained glass windows, inside the church

Pastor

The Rev. Nancy Chalfant-Walker (Nano) was called to ministry at St. Stephen’s in October 2007. She counts it a privilege and a joy to be able to serve Christ as part of the wonderful and eclectic fellowship that is St. Stephen’s and to offer ministry to Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities. She is a native Pittsburgher, graduated from Chatham University, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She and her husband Jon are proud parents of three grown children and one wonderful daughter-in-law.