MEET OUR TEAM
Rev. Heather Sugden, Pastor
The Reverend Heather Sugden is currently from Absecon, NJ where most recently she served as the part-time Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in Galloway and was a full time Chaplain at Atlantic Care, Mainland Hospital.
Previously she had worked in hospice chaplaincy of AltantiCare and as part of the ELCA’s Division for Global Mission, she taught High School English in Namibia, South Africa.
She is dedicated to Pastoral visitations for the ill and homebound and has specific interests in growing the church community through Bible studies, stewardship and social events.
Her experiences include working with community outreach programs to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Along with her husband and two children Pastor Sugden is involved in baseball, swimming, Girl Scouts and basketball.
Teresa Minnix, Organist/Choir Director
Teresa Minnix is a Mays Landing native.
Teresa is an elementary school music teacher in Absecon. She has a long history of providing worship leadership in several in southern New Jersey and has led choirs throughout New Jersey. A fun fact is Teresa led the Kinstar International Bilingual School in Beijing, China.
Teresa teaches piano in private homes and loves to direct bell choirs.
Dorine Rosier, Office Assistant
Dorine Rosier, is a Vineland native.
Dorine has a long history of working for non-profits in New Jersey and Delaware. She has an extensive background in office management, social media and has raised millions of dollars for non-profits.
Happily married with 4 children, she also can most of the time be found with a camera in her hand. A fun fact is Dorine's daughter, Sarah holds the local title of Miss Vineland 2018 and her other daughter Samantha, holds the Miss America local title of Miss Stars and Stripes' Outstanding Teen 2020.