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.
Congregations in the Call Process
Questions related to these congregations should be directed to Bishop Tracie Bartholomew.
Abiding Presence, Ewing
St Michael, Cherry Hill
Spruce Run, Glen Gardner
Bethany, Jersey City
St Matthew, Jersey City
Holy Spirit, Manahawkin
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
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