Rev. Soldwedel is a cradle Episcopalian in the Diocese of Newark, and was ordained in December, 2007 by Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith. Deacon Soldwedel has a professional background in business development and mediation and conflict resolution. He has worked with many congregations in the Diocese of Newark facilitating ministry plan development and redevelopment. He served for three years as Deacon of Christ Hospital, Jersey City and remains a Chaplain.