Covenant Presbyterian Church

291 Parsonage Hill Road

Short Hills, New Jersey 07078

9:15AM Christian Education

10:30AM Morning Worship

5:30PM Evening Worship

Rev. Donald L. Friederichsen

Senior Pastor

pastordonny@covenantshorthills.org

Pastor Donny Friederichsen is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando (MDiv, ’11) and of The University of Tennessee (B.A., ’99). He and his wife, Kim, have four children. Pastor Donny grew up in Chattanooga, TN and is a proud Tennessean. He and Kim spent several years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in the former Soviet Union, at the University of Kentucky, and at the world headquarters of CCC in Orlando.

Pastor Donny also serves as chaplain for the Millburn, NJ Police Department. He enjoys coaching his son’s middle school wrestling team and wading in the streams and rivers of New Jersey attempting to coax trout to strike his lures.

 

Rev. Christopher Diebold

Assistant Pastor

christopher@covenantshorthills.org

Pastor Chris Diebold is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte (MDiv ’17), the University of Virginia (M.S., ’10), and Washington and Lee University (B.A., B.S., ’09). Pastor Chris grew up in the Philadelphia area and went to W&L to swim. Having grown up Roman Catholic, he came to the Lord through a process in college. After college he worked in business for 4 years in the D.C. area.

 

Pastor Chris is married to Sarah and they have two children. He loves spending time with his family and his black lab, Percy.

Mr. Jared Smith

Pastoral Intern

Jared Smith is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando (M.A., ‘12) and Cairn University (B.S., ‘09).  Jared is a native of New Jersey, being raised in Linden and Hamilton.  He is employed as a longeshoreman at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

 

Jared is married to his wife Adia and they have three children. He enjoys having fun with their children  and catching a good concert or movie with his wife.

Walter Morris

Ruling Elder

Wade Speas

Ruling Elder

David Talcott

Ruling Elder

Session

Audrey Meade

Church Secretary

Sarah Diebold

Nursery Coordinator

Staff

 

As a part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church, we believe in the faith that has been once for all delivered to the saints and summarized in the creeds of the early church.

As a part of the Presbyterian Church in America, we hold to Reformed and Presbyterian principles as summarized in the Westminster Standards. To learn more about our beliefs, you can read the Westminster Standards here.

When we gather on the Lord's Day to worship, we do so guided by God's own instructions in Scripture. He has told us to sing and pray to him; he has told us to preach his redeeming love; he has told us to see his great work of redemption through the sacraments. In sum, we seek to worship with reverence and joy to the glory of our gracious God.

 

Though we may be more formal than some churches in our style of worship, there is no dress code. Come as you are and worship the living and true God with us.

 

[To help you prepare for worship, you can find the order of worship for the upcoming Lord’s Day here.]

We strive to be Word-saturated followers of Christ in all areas of our lives. And so, we spend time beyond the Lord's Day in study, prayer, and fellowship. Whether it is a women's Bible study, a men's breakfast, or a mid-week prayer meeting, we strive to be in communion with God and one another regularly.

           

We know the importance of being connected generationally. Therefore, we have a children's ministry to train up the next generation. We also know the importance of being connected globally. So, we support local, national, and international missionaries and ministries engaged in spreading the gospel.

           

For more information on our ministries, please contact us.