Presbyterian Church at Tenafly

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The Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner
Senior Pastor of the Tenafly Presbyterian Church

The Reverend Dr. Eileen W. Lindner is Senior Pastor, Presbyterian Church at Tenafly and a Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament. She has served pastorates in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. A graduate of Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, she holds masters degrees from Aurora University (counseling psychology), McCormick Theological Seminary (theology), and the PhD degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York.

Rev. Lindner has had a diverse career in service to the church. In addition to serving in the parish ministry she was an overseas mission associate for the Presbyterian Church USA in Egypt and Lebanon assigned to the Middle East Council of Churches. In the mid 1970s she served the White House in the area of child welfare policy and has taught at the nation’s leading seminaries. Most notably she was Deputy General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA for many years where her duties included a variety of national and international ministries including child advocacy, research studies and planning. As Editor of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches since 1998, she has compiled and analyzed the most extensive database of national denominations available in this country. She serves as Dean of the Chapel at the Children’s Defense Fund’s Annual Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry.


About Our Committees, Service Bodies and Boards

Throughout the year, our Trustees manage our church property and oversee our financial planning.

On behalf of our congregation, the Deacons care for those in need throughout the year.

The congregation's governing body. The Pastor serves as the Moderator.

Provide service during worship.

Leads the congregation's stewardship efforts.

Supervise the fiscal affairs on behalf of the congregation.

Provide oversight and review over fiscal matters.

Worship is the heart of our church. It is the time we come together as a Christian community to grow with the Spirit through the written and spoken word, to pray, to sing, and to commune together in joy and supplication.

The purpose of this committee is to assist the Pastor in planning and providing meaningful worship services that will refresh, nurture, educate and inspire all who attend. We oversee the sacraments of baptism and communion, plan the special seasonal worship services that are part of our church calendar, plan all other special worship services that we feel are appropriate to the life of our congregation, and review all matters relating to music within our worship.

We do feel that the congregation has become very comfortable and accepting of our present worship format.


Staff Listing

Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner - Senior Pastor

Sherrie Reilley - Director of Christian Education

Cecilia Rosas - Business Manager

Anna Y. Lim - Minister of Music / Organist

Karen F. Baron - Associate Choir Director

Ray McCarthy - Band Leader

Christian Schwab - Head Custodian


Our Church

Upcoming Events

Sun Oct 22, 2017 @ 9:15am -
Choir Rehearsal
Sat Oct 28, 2017 @10:00am - 01:00pm
Thu Nov 02, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 09:30pm
Essence Group - Thursday Evening
Sun Nov 05, 2017 @10:30am - 11:30am
Communion Sunday