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About us

our church:

We are a Lutheran congregation that invites all persons to Christ's communion table. We believe in community and celebrate and serve as one body with Christ as our leader. We are committed to reaching residents of Jersey City and neighboring cities in New Jersey. We exist to help you and your family grow closer to your God-given purpose. Everyone has a first step to take in their journey. Will you take your first step this Sunday?


Rev. Kimberly A. Vaughn became the Pastor of Christ Our Redeemer on December 1, 2023. She moved to New Jersey in 2016 but hails from Cleveland, Ohio. She is the youngest of 14 children! Her favorite title is Auntie, TiTi or Godmother - of which she has hundreds of beloveds.


Before coming to Jersey City, Pastor Kimberly served on the churchwide staff of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as the Senior Director of Discipleship & Inclusive Communities. She has served as Assistant to the Bishop here in the New Jersey Synod, and as a pastor in Michigan, Ohio and Texas.In her pastoral ministry, she delights in preaching, pastoral care, teaching, urban ministry, discipleship, outreach and hospitality. Pastor Kimberly loves reading, travel, history, music and theater.


Pastor Kimberly is a graduate of Cleveland State University (2003, B.A., History) and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2008, M.Div; Urban Ministry Certification). She was ordained in 2009.

Our Leadership

Council President

Timekia Carter


Jameka Carter


Wanda Fluellen

financial secretary

Corey Brooks

Assistant treasurer


Event Coordinator

Jameka Carter

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