Covenant Staff

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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, Administrator 
Gregory is a pianist who holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree from West Chester University where he studied piano and organ.  He also has choral conducting experience after earning his NJ Certification in Music from Rider University. Greg is an experienced teacher, accompanist and performer having performed at Carnegie Hall, The White House, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, and Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church in New Orleans, LA. 


The Reverend 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.