Char brings a wealth of experience in food service and business management. She owned and operated the popular Rochester Club Ballroom on East Avenue for 18 years and previously was general manager of the Top of the Plaza restaurant at Midtown Plaza. She is a dog enthusiast and has volunteered for many years in various women’s outreach/domestic violence organizations including Alternatives for Battered Women and Rape Crisis Center, and counseled men at the Orleans prison on the effects of violence against women and children. She lives in Chili Center.
Ed joined the St. Peter’s Kitchen staff in 2015. He migrated from near Redding, PA in 2007 for a masters’ degree program in physics at the University of Rochester. He is a cycling enthusiast — rain, snow, and cold do not keep him from riding his bike to work. Ed is an active volunteer with “RCommunity Bikes,” and is actively involved in the bike scene in Rochester.
We are thrilled to welcome Kelly Finnigan to St. Peter’s Kitchen as our new Executive Director. Kelly joins St. Peter’s Kitchen with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of social services, including leadership, program development, and direct social work services. Previously, Kelly was Director of Operations at the House of Mercy. A Rochester native, Kelly lives in Brighton with his wife, Kara, and two children.
Operations Manager/Social Worker
Amy leads our operations including volunteer coordination; Food Pantry program; community liaison with corporate food donors and collaborative agencies; social work; and equipment and building management. Amy is a graduate of the Community Health Workers Association of Rochester’s (CHWAR) first Community Health Worker training program cohort in 2019. Before joining St. Peters in 2021, Amy worked for three years with MC Collaborative as a community heath worker. Amy lives in Rochester with two beautiful cats and enjoys working and spending time with friends.