Meet Our Bishop
The Rev. Tracie L. Bartholomew
Bishop Bartholomew is a native New Jerseyan having been born and raised in Somers Point. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran, Somers Point. Pastor Bartholomew was graduated from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) with a B.S. in political science and received her M. Div. from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, SC).
Ordained in September 1989, Bishop Bartholomew has served in three congregations - St. Mark, Roanoke and Good Shepherd, Lexington (both in Virginia) and Abiding Presence, Ewing, NJ. In 1998 she was called to serve as an Assistant to the Bishop in the NJ Synod and has been serving in that call until now.
Bishop Bartholomew is married to The Rev. B. Daniel Whitener, Jr., pastor of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Ewing, NJ. They have two young adult children - Olivia and Ethan.
Recent 'Letters from the Bishop' Documents
We continue to celebrate the addition of new sisters and brothers in Christ.