Meet Our Church Staff
We are a congregation led by dedicated and enthusiastic leaders welcoming all who want to be a part of a growing faith community. All baptized Christians are invited to share in Holy Communion offered regularly throughout the year. Our Pastor, Rev. Gary N. Stiegler, offers membership classes throughout the year and welcomes you to inquire about them.
Rev. Gary N. Stiegler, Pastor
In August, 2009, Pastor Gary Stiegler accepted a call to serve as the pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Vineland.
"Pastor Gary" was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and spent his summers growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. He graduated from Susquehanna University with a degree in Psychology.
He and the former Janet Purvis have three grown children and nine grandchildren living in Salisbury, Maryland and Marlton, NJ.
Pastor Gary is a second career pastor having spent most of his adult life as the owner of a sales and marketing communications company providing sales and marketing services to Fortune 500 companies.
At age 50, Pastor Gary attended and graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He took his first call at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakewood, New Jersey in 2001 where he served 8 years.
He is certified as a Mission Developer by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and helped "plant" a new church, GOD WITH US, on nine acres recently purchased in Jackson. He is active with the Vineland Ministerium, the South East Shore Chapter of Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, a member of the Critical Incident Stress Foundation and a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Bay Shore Discovery Project and is a member of the Cumberland County Coalition for the Pascal-Sykes Foundation.
In December 2006, Pastor Gary joined with sixteen other mainline clergy for a tour of The Holy Lands sponsored by the United Jewish Communities and the Jewish Council For Public Affairs.
In February, 2010, he joined members of Redeemer on a Thrivent Financial Mission Trip to Mississippi to assist with the building of a home for Habitat for Humanity. Pastor Gary is a member of the Vineland Chamber of Commerce and the Vineland Rotary Club.
Pastor can be contacted via the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Eileen Chiatello, Administrative Assistant and Coordinator of Parish Ministries
- Carlos Rodriquez, Church Maintenance
- Patrick Rood
- Hugh Kronrot
- Pastor Stiegler (President)
- James Salvaryn (Vice President)
- Harry Fisher (Secretary)
- Shelly Damiano (Treasurer)
- Brenda Ackley
- Dawn Amari
- James Clay
- Mike Headley
- Terry Love
- Dale Nichols
- Harry Nylund
- Roberta Romano
- Georgia Salvaryn
- Mike Stierle
- Kathy Stenger