"In the Cross we see the call to a community of compassion, purpose and justice."
Jim O’Hanlon has been a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 2000, of St. Paul’s Church in Rye Brook since 2010. In 2017, Jim was elected Dean of the ELCA congregations of the Tappan Zee Conference, congregations in Westchester and Putnam County.
Raised in a large, Irish, Roman Catholic family "Pastor Jim" has a keen interest in the liturgical, social and church reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. After college he earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC and subsequently a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He completed several graduate courses in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and enjoys collaborating with colleagues of various faiths and other community leaders.