Rev. Dr. Jack DiMatteo, Executive Director

Pastor Jack has been an ordained Lutheran Pastor for thirty-five years. For almost half of that time, he served as an interfaith chaplain for NJ-based hospice care systems. Author of the book, “Faith and Farewell”, Jack currently serves as pastor of two local congregations (Holy Trinity, Rockaway and Shepherd of the Hills, Sparta). In addition, he is the ELCA NJ Synod Bishop’s District Dean and Cluster Counselor for the Lutheran church’s Northwest NJ quadrant.

An avid distance runner, Jack can be spotted frequently journeying through the Township’s Lake Telemark area. He is the father of four grown children and will soon celebrate the birth of his second grandchild.

Pastor Jack is the founding father of RISE UP, which began operations in 2017. He has had a passionate desire to assist impoverished families while encouraging the entire community to “rise up” together in strength and love.

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