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The Rev. Heidi Neumark has unnamedserved as Trinity’s pastor since 2003. For nineteen years prior, she was pastor of Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx.

Pastor Neumark was a founding member of South Bronx Churches, an ecumenical community organizing group that trained local leaders, built hundreds of low-cost homes, and established a top-ranked public high school.

Pastor Neumark grew up in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University and received her Masters in Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. She spent a year at an ecumenical seminary in Argentina where she also worked with Servicio Paz y Justicia, a human rights organization.

Neumark2008Utah2rsIn addition to being a local pastor, Pastor Neumark preaches and speaks at events around the country.  She also enjoys writing.

Her experiences in congregational and community ministry in the Bronx led to a highly acclaimed book, Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx (Beacon Press).

She has a chapter on ministry at Trinity in Getting On Message: Challenging the Christian Right from the Heart of the Gospel.  Presently, she is working on a book about the discovery of her Jewish roots and the story of her grandfather who died at the Terezin concentration camp.

Heidi is married to Gregorio Orellano and they are the proud parents of Ana and Hans.

Pastor Neumark Contact Information:
Church office: 212-222-7045 | Cell phone: 917-374-4212 | Email:

Click here to Read Pastor Neumark Sermons

Pastor Neumark's Award Winning Book

breathing-space-coverBreathing Space:
A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

Available in paperback.
$17 in bookstores.
$10 at the church.

ELCA News Service

Neumark Tells Women of the ELCA that Bold Sisters Change the World
July 12, 2008

"...Bold women on the edge of the Jordan River take action that ripples across the centuries and borders all the way to the pages to the American Bar Association Journal and on to us here by the waters of Salt Lake City," Neumark said. "Isn't God amazing? Cannot bold women do awesome things with the help of God?". . . (more)


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