Covenant Presbyterian Church in Short Hills Installs New Pastor

The Rev. Christopher Diebold of Springfield was installed as the sixth Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Millburn and Short Hills on Sunday, May 23 during the evening worship service.

Pastor Diebold will serve as the new Pastor of the church, following the departure of the Rev. Donny Friederichsen, formerly of Millburn, who faithfully served the church as Pastor for eight years.

Pastor Diebold is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte (M.Div., '17), the University of Virginia (M.S., '10) and Washington & Lee University (B.A.; B.S., '09). His wife, Sarah, and two children were in attendance at the ceremony.

Covenant Presbyterian Church of Millburn and Short Hills is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. We are a church family comprised of all ages, a variety of occupations and backgrounds, and from different towns in the area. United by our common commitment to the Lordship of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we seek to know him and make him known in our lives and our relations. Covenant Presbyterian meets in the historic White Oak Ridge Chapel on Parsonage Hill Road.

The Church invites the community to join in worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. For more information or to attend, please contact the Church Office at 973-467-8454 or visit the church's website at

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