Rev. Sal Sapienza

Pastor Sal in front of church

Rev. Sal Sapienza started as our pastor on January 1, 2024.  He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) and All Faiths Seminary in New York City.  He was a religious brother in the Catholic Church and worked alongside Father Mychal Judge (“The Saint of 9/11”) in establishing St. Francis AIDS Ministry in Manhattan.  Prior to coming to Rowayton, Sal served as the Senior Pastor of Douglas United Church of Christ in Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan.  He is the author of Seventy Times Seven, Mychal’s Prayer, and Childish Thinking.  He and his husband, Gregg Smith, an international flight attendant, recently celebrated 30 years together.