New Jersey District (LCMS)

New Jersey District (LCMS)

The New Jersey District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and comprises the state of New Jersey; five of the state's congregations are in the non-geographic English District, and five more are in the SELC District. The New Jersey District includes approximately 62 congregations and missions (the fewest of any geographic district), subdivided into 6 circuits, as well as 23 preschools and 5 elementary schools. Baptized membership in district congregations is approximately 17,000.

The New Jersey District was formed in 1972 out of part of the Atlantic District. District offices are located in Mountainside, New Jersey; the Rev. William Klettke has been the district president since September 2000, and was reelected to a third term in 2006 [1]. Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit counselors, a board of directors, and other officers; the last convention was held on May 18-20, 2006, and the next will be held in 2009.

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Presidents

  • Rev. Walter L. Zeile, 1972-85
  • Rev. Donald W. Sandmann, 1985-2000
  • Rev. William R. Klettke, 2000-present

Oldest congregations

  • Only church in Pennsylvania: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milford, Pennsylvania (2007)

Largest congregations

Membership totals include all baptized members and are according to the LCMS website.

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