The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world.  Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made know to us in Jesus Christ.  Through worship, service and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives.  The organization is made We are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  up of nearly 10,500 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands with nearly five million members. 
The New Jersey Synod is a geographical grouping of congregations of the ELCA.  It is one of 65 ELCA synods which share the mission and ministry of the Church in New Jersey.  It is composed of approximately 190 congregations with 80,000 baptized members. 

     Church Staff
     Pastor:  Rev. Althea Albright

     Music Director:  Scott J. Breiner
     Office Assistant:  Corinne Rhodes

    Social Media Consultant:  Alison Toth

    2023 Officers and Church Council
       President:  Steve Gring* (2024)
       Vice President:  Mary Goodman* (2025)
       Secretary:  Kevin Thomas*  (2024)
       Treasurer:  Heidi Toth
       Financial Secretaries:  Ruth Bowden, Sandy Piskun, Jill Welfield
                                            *Also council members
     Council Representatives    
Gale Blohm (2026)
     Chris Dennis (2026)
     Robin Johnson (2025)
     Dale Kradacus (2025)

     Jorge Perez (2026)
     Jane Thompson (2024)  (Year denotes end of Council Term)
Ministries, Teams, and Organizations 

Team Leader(s) and Council Liaison (L) (where appropriate)
Call (609) 927-3082 for additional information

 Choir- Scott Breiner   
 Support Team - Charles Bowden
 Worship Team -  Scott Breiner
 Wedding Coordinator -  Roberta Blumenthal
 Head Usher -  John Staples
 Facilities Management - Karl Suckiel 
 Building Use -  Jill Welfield
 Synod Council Representative - Shirley Blankenship
 Altar Guild - Brenda Traa, Ruth Traa, Clare Brick & Marleigh

 Ecumenical Food Pantry - Jim Cordery, George McNally
 Outreach - Jill Welfield
 The Messenger  (newsletter) - Linda Rothermel
 Tape Ministry -  Jim Foreman
 Website - John Staples
 Events Coordinator - Mary Goodman (L)
 Fellowship - Mary Goodman (L), Linda Rhil
 Lutheran Church Women - Roberta Blumenthal, Robin Johnson
 Grace Stitchers (Knitters) -  Bettie Cross 



Grace Lutheran Church
11 E. Dawes Ave
(on Shore Road between Meyran and Dawes Aves)
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244
(609) 927-3082

Church Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Pastor's Office Hours:

Monday - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Office Hours vary

Pastor is also available by appointment, phone, text, or e-mail.