The Rev. Beverly Dempsey

Senior Pastor and Head of Staff

The Rev. Beverly Dempsey is the 12th installed pastor of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House, which has planted Neighborhood Esperanza and Dinner Party.

Beverly has a joy for corporate worship, and thrives on serving an open and welcoming congregation with a passion for glorifying God through worship and service to one another, the most marginalized and the oppressed.

Beverly brings to her years of pastoral ministry a wealth of experience from a first career in banking, an MBA in marketing and finance, and a second career in marketing and strategic planning. Beverly earned her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC and is in her final phase of study toward her Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  

When not tending to her family – which includes her husband, Joe, their seven-year-old son, Owen, four year-old daughter, Caitlin, and her three adult step-children, Brian, Carolyn and Tom, Beverly enjoys just about anything that takes her outside. 


The Rev. Jordan Tarwater

Executive Director - The Urban Outreach Center

Jordan  is committed to a God of justice and grace, and, equally, to a Church that responds to those gifts in action, compassion and justice-centered hospitality. At Jan Hus, he leads the work of our Urban Outreach Center and is founding pastor of our newest worshiping community, Dinner Party. 

Jordan received his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and was ordained into the Validated Ministry of The Urban Outreach Center of Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in February 2017.

He was raised in East Tennessee and graduated from Maryville College in 2013. He loves hiking and backpacking in the Appalachian mountains, spending time with his fiance, Mary, and watching Tennessee Volunteers football. He has yet to find a proper glass of sweet tea in New York City. You can follow him on Twitter at @JordanTarwater.

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Monica Carson

Chief Administrative Officer

Oversees building operations, space use, secretarial and financial requirements, social media and too much more to write on a social media page. 

Jane Williams

Pianist - Neighborhood Esperanza


Michael Vitali & Karl Kaminski

Musicians - Neighborhood Esperanza

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Josephine Wilson

Assistant Director of the Urban Outreach Center

Gérard Shaw

Hospitality Specialist

Gérard was born in Vermont. For much of his life, he traveled extensively. Before coming to Jan Hus, he taught preschool in a poor barrio in Mexico City. He has taught and worked for several church charities and organizations in Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Haiti, and the Philippines. 

At Jan Hus, he manages the running of our mailroom and directs guests as they arrive to the Hospitality Desk. 

Gérard enjoys painting with watercolors, reading in Central Park, and going to art museums.

Derrick Wilson

Security, Sanitation and Sound

Derrick is a native New Yorker with a love for the City and the people here. He is an active bicycler, aspiring voice over star, and mixing genius. At Jan Hus, he monitors our grounds during the day, helps us run a tidy shop and manages the sound board for worship services and special events.

Weekend and Evening Hospitality Staff:

Julio Leopard-Martinez, Jason Mickle and Gloria Prescott