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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.

Ministerium Day 2014

Stop, Look, & Listen: A Conversation with Colleagues

When things seem to be changing rapidly and we aren't sure of what's going on or where to go, the best approach is to Stop, Look, and Listen. We stop and reflect on where we have been.  We look around us at the places where we direct our time and energy. And we listen for the ways that God is leading and guiding us for the sake of the world.
Please join us as we worship, share fellowship, and begin a conversation around where God is calling us as a synod.
When: Thursday, May 1, 9am-1pm
Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, East Windsor, NJ
Cost: $10 (includes lunch)


Celebrating Baptism!

We continue to celebrate the addition of new sisters and brothers in Christ.

Please share this good news with us.