We recognize that the Body of Christ in this community, a committed corporate fellowship of Christians. We are obediant to God and led by the Holy Spirit; dependent on fervent prayer and the Word to demonstrate the ministry of Jesus.

Who Are We?

It is the will of God that the church should grow. Making disciples is the mission of the church. All aspects of the church life and activity support. The Holy Spirit has given us gifts that we may do ministry through His power.

We Believe

We give glory to God. We love and serve the community.  We live out the great commission and help bring others to faith.


What We Do

Pastor Karen Strietelmeir

Is originally from Hudson county, N.J.  She earned a B.A. in Organizational Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fl in 2002 before attending the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago where she earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2007.  She accepted a call from Zion Lutheran Church in Bristol, Indiana where she served for 10 years before retiring from full time ministry.  She has been trained as a community organizer, a transformational ministry coach, has taught Diakonia classes, served on the Indiana/Kentucky Synod Council and was on the steering committee of the I/K Synod Diakonia program. 

Joan has been our Office Administrator for as long as any of us care to remember. She has a great big heart for the Lord and our church and knows both about as well as anyone at King of Kings. She's the one to call if you have any questions or require any information. She will do her best to help or direct you to someone who can.

Office Administrator Joan Doyle

Nancy's interest in music began here at King of Kings Luthern Church. 

She pursued a career in music, graduated from college, and continued her studies in New York and Rome. Nancy's music has been awarded and recognized by The Gospel Music Association and the Philadelphia Academy of Gospel Music Arts.

She gives concerts, leads worship services, works with children, and gives concerts in nursing homes. She is dedicated to reaching people of all faiths. She offers her music ministry at local venues, such as The Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ, and Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ. 

Director of Music Ministries Nancy Scharff  

Director of King of Kings School Valerie Bodi


Valerie has been the Director of King of Kings School since 2012. She has proudly been a member of the King of Kings Community since 1998 when she and her family became members of King of Kings Lutheran Church and she enrolled her youngest son in King of Kings School.  Valerie began her career at King of Kings School as a Three Year Old Preschool Teacher in 2006. She enjoyed, embraced and was honored by the opportunity she had to learn and grow with the three year olds in her care. She has the unique perspective of having been a parent, a teacher and now an administrator at King of Kings School and is dedicated to providing all the students of King of Kings School with the warm, nurturing, supportive, and enriching preschool experience her son, and she, experienced while he was a student at King of Kings School, and for which King of Kings School is renowned.

Assistant to the Director Regina Rasmussen

Mrs. Rasmussen joined King of Kings School in 2012. She currently serves as the Assistant to the Director putting to good use her strong aptitude and many years of experience in business administration. She has had experience working directly with the children of King of Kings School through our lunch program, in the classrooms with all the age groups, as well as currently in support of the King of Kings School Teaching Staff.