Staff and Leaders


Jack Fletcher
Council President

Acting Pastor Erich Kussman

Pastor  Erich is unabashedly Christian, but his message is full of hope, faith, revolutionary social justice, combined with piercing insight into the power of radical love. He served time in prison and has graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Virgie Plantier


Virgie has lived in the Trenton area since 1989 and has been a member of St. Bart's since 1994. She has two sons. In her spare time she likes to play bingo, bake, and help out at the church and in her community.

Jo-Ann Sciarrotta
Music Administrator


Jo-Ann is a professional pianist and music  educator.  She holds a B.A. from The College of New Jersey and an M.M. from Boston University.  Besides her position at St. Bartholomew's, she is a freelance accompanist, an adjunct faculty member  of The College of New Jersey, and pianist for The Central Jersey Choral Society, Trenton Children"s Chorus, St. Paul's Childrens' Choir and Young Audiences' Operaworks.  She resides in Chesterfield with her husband, Nick, and her son. Christopher.

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Saint Bartholomew Lutheran Church

1746 South Clinton Avenue

Trenton, NJ 08610


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