Mission and Outreach


New Starts

Morning Star Fellowship – Ridgefield, New Jersey  


Pastor Janet Blair – Mission Developer

690 Slocum Ave

Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Phone: (646)  321 - 3737

Mission Profile

email: morningstarridgefield@gmail.com



Iglesia Luterana Santa Isabel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, NJ


Rev. Ramon A. Collazo - Mission Developer

908 East Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Phone: (908)351-5999

Mission Profile

email: pastorsantaisabel@yahoo.com

Facebook: Santa Isabel Iglesia

Santa Isabel Ministry to Immigrants in Detention, Elizabeth, NJ

Location- Elizabeth Detention Center

Renewing Congregations 

Transforming Ministry

St. Thomas Lutheran Church – Brick, New Jersey


Pastors Judith and John Anderson – Re-developers

135 Salmon Street

Brick, NJ 08723

Phone: (732) 477-5533

Mission Profile

Email: pastorjudy@stlcnj.org


Facebook: St. Thomas Lutheran Church


Congregation Among the Poor

Christus Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camden, NJ


Pastor Carol Book 

909 N 26th St, Camden, NJ 08105
Phone:  856-966-0153

Mission Profile

Email: cjbook44@gmail.com


Recently Organized Congregations

Elect Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church – Morrisville, PA


Pastor Agnes Bryant Gbardoe

* New location at St. John's Lutheran Church 

1203 Pine Grove Road, Morrisville, PA.

Phone: (609) 587 – 0268

email: dehkontee94@msn.com


Bridge of Peace Community Church – Camden, NJ  

Pastor Giselle Coutinho 
2755 Tuckahoe Rd, Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 365-1450
email: gcoutinho1@comcast.net

Facebook: Bridge of Peace Community Church


St. Stephan’s Grace Community – Newark, NJ  

Pastor Moacir Weirich 
7 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105  
Phone: (973) 465 - 2259 

Mission Profile
email: pastormoacir@optimum.net

Facebook: St. Stephan's Grace Community – ELCA


If you have any additional questions or if you would like more information about the new or renewed evangelizing congregations in the New Jersey Synod, please   contact our Director for Evangelical Mission 


Pastor Maristela L Freiberg

Director for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop - New Jersey Synod, ELCA

404 Lafayette St., Newark, NJ 07105

Cell: 201 407 6000   maristela.freiberg@elca.org 

  Do you want to be a part of something important in the Kingdom of God?

Do you feel called to do something beyond yourself?


Become a Mission Partner!   

Mission Partners are congregations linked together in dynamic relationships to empower and expand this outreach ministry. Through supportive relationship, these congregations share in the excitement of proclaiming God’s love. Mission Partner congregations offer the gifts of prayer, leadership and financial resources to new mission starts. Individuals can also offer prayer and financial gifts over periods of time so that developing congregations can have the resources needed in their first years to establish a firm base as they witness to Jesus and build new communities of faith. 


Congregations enter into a mutual agreement with a mission congregation to give and receive Prayers, Presence and Presents - the three P’s of Mission Partnership.


Contact Rev. Maristela Freiberg or call 201 407 6000  to explore possibilities of mission partners with our new evangelizing congregations