The Rev. Canon Dr. Jay Geisler

Theory and Practice

The Rev. Canon Dr. “Jay” Geisler is well known in Pittsburgh for leading the J&L Steelworkers in a series of protests in the 1980’s when their health benefits denied and their pensions threatened. The steelworkers protests culminated in several U.S. Congressional “Pension Reform” bills and a U.S. Supreme Court decision in their favor.  Jay worked with the Roman Catholic labor priest Monsignor Charles Owen Rice. Dr. Geisler has been a frequent guest on Cornerstone Television and Word FM in addition to hosting the Saturday morning Christian business talk show “Focus on the Mon Valley” on WMNY and as a podcast on

“Father Jay,” as he is known to his Catholic friends, co-founded the Pittsburgh Pastoral Care Conference to educated clergy and lay leaders. In addition, he has taught Biblical Studies in a local Community College and has taught at two local seminaries. Canon Geisler continues to mentor the next generation of Christian religious leaders and provides Pastoral Counseling to seminarians at the evangelical Trinity School for Ministry in the former steel town of Ambridge, Pennsylvania. In addition, he is supervising the renewal of and reopening of Episcopal parishes.

Dr. Geisler earned a Doctorate in Ministry from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Biblical Studies (Summa Cum Laude) from the Roman Catholic Pontifical College Josephinum.