Welcome to Our Interim Pastor

The Reverend Barbara Melosh is a second-career pastor, ordained in 2005 after a
teaching career (English and history) spent mostly at George Mason University.
Her first call was to a small church in Baltimore city, a story told in her 2018
book “Loving and Leaving a Church: A Pastor’s Journey.”

Since her retirement in 2014, she has served as interim pastor in several Delware churches–Grace Lutheran Church in
Hockessin, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Hope Lutheran Church in New Castle. Now begins her ministry here at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Newark as of Sunday, July 9,2023. We welcome Pastor Melosh with open arms as she bridges the gap between pastors and helps prepare us to call a new minister of word and sacrament.

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