Covenant Staff

The Reverend Joel D. Buckwalter, Pastor

Pastor Buckwalter received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, and his  Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena California. He has been the pastor of Covanent since 2002.  He is married to Cathy with two children Lauren and Danny.   Currently he is Treasurer of the Tri-Boro Clergy Association and on the West Jersey Presbytery Council.   He has served churches in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Ordained in the PC(USA) in 1997, he was born and raised near Coatesville PA.

Gregory A. DiBona, Music Director, Organist

Greg holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University where he also studied organ. Greg is an experienced teacher, accompanist and performer.

Marge Jeffries, Office Administrator

Marge has served Covenant for thirty years as the office administrator.  She has two children, Julie and Bob, and five grandchildren.  Marge also sings in the chancel choir, and volunteers on the Fellowship and Membership Teams.  Marge and her husband Skip live in Riverton NJ and spend much of the summer in Ocean City NJ.

The Rev. Lynne D. Trout, Senior Ministries

Lynne is retired from being pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Delanco, which closed its doors December 31, 2014.  She is a graduate of Moravian Theological Seminary, M.Div., cum laude, in Bethlehem, PA.  She is also ordained as a hospice chaplain and has completed her studies and is certified in older adult ministries through Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. She has been a supply pastor in several churches over the past few years, leads the monthly Hymn Conversations group, weekly Senior Bible Study, and the monthly Senior Special Programs.  

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