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

Trinity, Bogota

St Michael, Cherry Hill

Spruce Run, Glen Gardner

Faith, Hillsborough

Bethany, Jersey City

St Matthew, Jersey City

Holy Spirit, Manahawkin

Grace, Mendham

St. Matthews, Moorestown

Bethany, Palmyra

Lord of Life, Tabernacle

(updated January 14, 2020)

Recently Called Pastors 

Andrew Gordon, Holy Nativity, Wenonah

Miles Hopgood, Abiding Presence, Ewing

Intentional Interims

Grace, Perth Amboy- Rev. David Confer

St Paul, Hainesport -- Rev Elaine Quincey

St Luke, Dunellen - Rev. Dámaris Ortega

Holy Trinity, East Orange - Rev. Gomes Pedro

First, Montclair – Rev. Michael Poole

Emanuel, New Brunswick – Rev. Linnea Clark

St John, Ocean City -  Rev. Charles Ferreri

Zion, Oldwick - Rev. Jeff May

Messiah, Parlin – Rev. Michael McKillip

Holy Trinity, Red Bank – Rev. John Mack

Redeemer, Jersey City – Rev. Kristine Ertl

1930 State Highway 33

Hamilton Square, NJ 08690


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