patty-lorenzen=st-peters-soup-kitchen Patricia Lorenzen


Patty is a former member of St. Peter and Paul’s Parish and has been with the Kitchen for 21+ years. She grew up attending Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish and feels she has “come home” through her work at the Kitchen. She says “Every day is a new adventure as we never know from minute to minute what we will be called to stock, store, prepare and serve. It is a joy to see how God’s work is tangible in our daily ministry, whether in the spirit of our volunteers or in our ability to help so many neighbors through the generosity of our benefactors.”

Ed-Pic-150x150 Edward Cramp


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.

Amy Mincer Headshot Amy Mincer

Operations Manager

Amy leads our lunch and pantry program operations including volunteer coordination, acting as a liaison between donating stores, event programming, equipment and building management, and community communications. Amy is a graduate of Community Health Workers Association of Rochester (CHWAR)’s first Community Health Worker training program cohort in 2019. For the past three years, she worked for MC Collaborative as a community heath worker. Amy lives in Rochester with two beautiful cats and enjoys working and spending time with friends.

Char Cordone

Kitchen Manager/Bookkeeper

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.

Caren Gallagher

Pantry Manager

Caren recently returned to Rochester after a successful career in New Hampshire. She has served in many positions with Meals on Wheels including as field supervisor and site manager. She is a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and has served as Lieutenant with the Stratham, NH Fire Department. She was also active for many years in her local town government.