Call Process

In times of vacancy and transition, the New Jersey Synod walks with congregations to discern where God is leading.  We believe that the Holy Spirit works through the Church – in the work of bishops and synod staff, mission clusters and their counselors, congregation councils, and call committees – to establish, renew, and change these relationships between pastors and congregations of God’s people. To that end we are called to be constant in prayer for trust in and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to understand that it is God’s intention for us that we are trying to discern, and not the satisfaction of a two-thirds majority of congregational wants.


Below you will find the Pastoral Call Process Booklet, which will help guide this process.  


Pastoral Call Process - (revised November 2018)

Congregations in the Call Process

Questions related to these congregations should be directed to Bishop Tracie Bartholomew

Calvary, Allendale

Abiding Presence, Ewing

Trinity, Bogota

St Michael, Cherry Hill

Spruce Run, Glen Gardner

Faith, Hillsborough

Bethany, Jersey City

St Matthew, Jersey City

Holy Spirit, Manahawkin

Grace, Mendham

Bethany, Palmyra

Lord of Life, Tabernacle

(updated September 17, 2019)

Recently Called Pastors 

Peter Edwardsen - Apostles, Turnersville

Heidi Link - Reformation, Absecon

Beau Nelson - Good Shepherd, Florham Park / St Mark, Morristown

Intentional Interims

Lord of Life, Tabernacle - Rev. Elijah Mwitanti

Grace, Perth Amboy- Rev. David Confer

Abiding Presence, Ewing -- Rev. Marianne Rhebergen

St Paul, Hainesport -- Rev Elaine Quincey

St Luke, Dunellen - Rev. Dámaris Ortega

Holy Trinity, East Orange - Rev. Gomes Pedro

St John, Ocean City -  Rev. Charles Ferreri

Zion, Oldwick - Rev. Jeff May

1930 State Highway 33

Hamilton Square, NJ 08690


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