Trinity staff

The community of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is comprised of believers who care for our congregation, friends and community.   We have paid staff but each member is called to share the gospel and participate in the life of the congregation.  At Trinity we have an elected leadership council which is charged with making decisions on behalf of the congregation, and committees which carry out various ministries within, and outside of, the congregation.  

  • lisa holliday


    Pastor Holliday came to Trinity in 2020 after serving three other congregations in New Jersey.  She has a BSW degree, and graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (now ULS).  She enjoys reading, documentaries, and playing guitar. She and her husband, John, have three children, ages 16-23.  


  • richard tegtmeyer

    director of music

    Richard has served Trinity since 2002, having previous served parishes in Bergen county for the past 40 yrs. He has studied organ privately at West Point Military Academy with Dr. Gordon Turk, followed by undergraduate studies at Wagner College. Richard is a member of both the New York City and the Northern New Jersey chapters of the American Guild of Organists.

  • lourdes morejon-abbate

    Director, trinity lutheran school, MSABBATE@TRINLUTHNJ.ORG

    Lourdes Morejon-Abbate has been the Director of Trinity Lutheran School since 2016. She obtained a degree in Elementary Education and English Literature from The University of Miami.  Prior to working at Trinity Lutheran School, she has taught Preschool through Grade 5, as well as Elementary Spanish.  Lourdes is a mother of two sons, who all enjoy traveling and spending time together. 

  • frances eardly

    office administrator, SECRETARY@TLCBOGOTANJ.COM

    Frances Eardly is the office manager for Trinity's Church and School.   She has been working at Trinity since 2019, and a member since 2015.  She went to school at William Paterson University.  Frances is married and is the mom of one daughter.  She loves spending time with her family, helping with social outreach and going to the beach.  

  • emmanuel occhiogrosso

    property manager

    "Mr. Manny" as he is known to our preschoolers, is in charge of taking care of our property.  He has been in this role for two years, but he is a long-time member of Trinity who has always had a great commitment to property matters.  He is also a licensed contractor with his own business.