Pastor John Muhlfeld
John Muhlfeld grew up in Elmsford, NY and was educated at Bucknell University (B.S.B.A.), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and is currently a doctoral student at Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Since coming to Covenant in 1997 he has been blessed to be a part of the church family while seeking to point people to Christ through his Word. He has served as the chair of the ordination committee and as moderator of the Philadelphia Metro-West Presbytery. In his free time he enjoys exercise, reading, sports (especially rowing) and movies, but most of all spending time with his wife, Sharon, and their two daughters.
Assistant Pastor Jim Rich
Jim Rich is a native of Norristown, PA. He and his wife Lori now live in Montgomeryville and have been members of Covenant Presbyterian Church since 2001. His undergraduate history degree is from Liberty University. In 1988 he completed an M.Div. degree at Biblical Theological Seminary. Following seminary, Jim served for ten years as an Assistant Pastor, then for nine years as a history and Bible teacher at a Christian school. While serving in pastoral ministry he earned his Th.M. in Church History and later completed his Ph.D. in Historical Theology in 2015; both degrees were awarded by Westminster Theological Seminary. Jim joined the staff of Covenant in 2009 as Assistant Pastor. He likes to ‘talk shop’ with Lori who is a published author of a historical biography for kids. On those rare occasions when he finds himself with some extra time on his hands, he enjoys reading (history and classic literature), hiking, perusing cooking recipes, watching Australian Rules Football and going to air shows.
Director of Youth Ministries, John Rohrman
John Rohrman has been on staff since 2008, having previously spent four years with a non-profit ministry serving students primarily in the School District of Philadelphia. Other previous ministry experiences included internships with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (2002-2004) and with the Navigators at Clemson University (1999-2001). He is a graduate of Pennridge High School, Eastern University (B.A. in Youth Ministries) and Biblical Theological Seminary (M.A. in Counseling). In addition to spending time with his wife, Adrienne, and their three boys (born in 2006, 2008, and 2010), he enjoys watching football with friends, playing church softball, vacationing in Ocean City, NJ, researching family history, and pretending that he is a “do-it-yourself” home repairman. Above all else, he desires that his life would reflect an understanding of and belief in the good news of Christ Jesus who “came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1:15).
Church Administrator, Bonnie Kramer
Bonnie Kramer is originally from New York and joined Covenant with her husband, Bill, in 2005. She became the Church Administrator in 2008 and considers it an honor to serve the Lord and her church family through this role. She studied at the University of Southern California and later earned a certificate in Biblical Counseling through CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation). Her free time pursuits include reading, meeting with other women for good conversation, and relaxing with her husband of over 30 years and their golden retriever, Faith. Bonnie also happily serves as the Women's Ministry Leader at Covenant.
Music Director, Helen Ro
Helen Ro was born in Korea and came to America after graduating from Sung-Shin Women's University in Seoul with a major in piano performance. She also studied piano at Cairn University and came to love the organ so much that she changed her major to organ performance. Helen then earned a masters degree at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She began serving at Covenant in 2001 and has been blessed every Sunday through the sermons, sharing fellowship with the congregation and working with a great staff. Helen’s hobbies are reading, cooking, baking, camping, traveling and spending time with her husband, Dae Soon Kang and twins Nathan and Sharon.
Laura Wambold, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Laura Wambold is originally from Milford, NJ and moved to PA after marrying her husband, Nate Wambold. They have been members of Covenant since 2002 and very much enjoy being part of the Covenant family. Laura is a graduate of Plumstead Christian High School and Cairn University (B.S. in Bible and B.S. in Education). She has served in Early Childhood Education leadership since 2005, and in 2010 became the coordinator of Covenant’s nursery program. Her role was expanded in 2017 to include oversight of the Jr. Church ministry. During the week, Laura is busy caring for her three children (Ethan, Trevor and Maggie) and she is also a substitute teacher at her boys' school. In addition to spending time with her husband, she enjoys gardening, hiking and decorating.
Treasurer, Laura Barbadoro
Laura Barbadoro grew up in the Midwest and later settled in the Philadelphia area after earning a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Geneva College in Pennsylvania. She became a member of Covenant in 2003. Laura began serving as the Treasurer in 2017 and continues to be very grateful for her church family. During the week Laura is busy caring for her three children (Jake, Luke and Hannah) and she is also a bookkeeper at a CPA firm. In her free time Laura likes to be with friends and family, read and go for long walks.
Custodians, Bob & Anna Strickland
Anna and Bob Strickland met while students at Covenant College and began attending the church after they were married in 1988. Bob works as an account manager for Unlimited Restoration, Inc. and Anna has a cleaning business. They began cleaning the church in 1999. The Stricklands have two college age sons and their daughter is in high school. The family enjoys the outdoors, spending time together and being involved with sports. Bob and Anna are both involved with Operation Christmas Child and have a special interest in this ministry.