Staff and Leaders
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 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 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.