Christian Health Care Center presents A Celebration of Excellence

Dick and Lindsey Moynihan of Franklin Lakes Serving as Co-chairs

Pictured, from left, are Rev. David P. Krentel and Douglas H. Dittrick.

Pictured, from left, are Rev. David P. Krentel and Douglas H. Dittrick.

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC), located in Wyckoff, recently announced that it will be honoring Douglas H. Dittrick and Rev. David P. Krentel (posthumously) for their legacy of service, leadership, and commitment to our communities. A Celebration of Excellence will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, at The Venetian in Garfield. Tickets start at $250 each or $2,500 for a table of 10. Various sponsorship and ad-journal opportunities are available for the gala. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHCC’s 2015 Annual Fund, which will be used for renovations to CHCC’s The Longview Assisted Living Residence.

Dick and Lindsey Moynihan of Franklin Lakes are serving as gala co-chairs. Mr. and Mrs. Moynihan are long-time supporters of CHCC. Mrs. Moynihan, whose mother resided at the Center for 12 years, served on the CHCC Foundation Board of Trustees for six years. Mr. Moynihan has served on several boards of Valley Health System. They are both active in their church, Christ Episcopal in Ridgewood.

“We are privileged and humbled to share this opportunity to honor two outstanding individuals, Douglas H. Dittrick and the late Rev. David P. Krentel,” said Mr. Moynihan. “Dave and Doug profoundly affected the lives of so many people in so many communities. Their philanthropic spirit has truly been felt around the globe, from underprivileged people in Wyckoff to children in a Haitian orphanage to residents in remote villages in Malawi. Their tireless efforts, deep devotion, and genuine compassion have significantly impacted thousands of lives, and for this we are proud to honor them with the David F. Bolger Award for Leadership and Service.”

“Doug and Dave were an outstanding combination,” said Mrs. Moynihan. “Their dynamics made them a great pair. In a way, they were kindred spirits in that they both had a deep desire to help others. Neither talked about all their philanthropic efforts because to them, helping others was just part of the fabric of their lives. Their charitable efforts were not done to impress others. Their benevolent nature was something that God blessed them with when they were born.”

Mr. Dittrick and Rev. Krentel are associated with outstanding associations and causes. Mr. Dittrick is a steadfast supporter of the American Red Cross, Boys Scouts of America, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood Board of Education, Children’s Aid and Family Services, New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame, Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club, Community Church of Upper Ridgewood, Theo’s Work orphanage in Haiti, and his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University.

Rev. Krentel was the Executive Director of the CHCC Foundation for more than 10 years. He also had numerous pastoral roles at Hawthorne Gospel Church, East Bergen Christian Church in Teaneck, Spring Branch Community Church and McKinney Memorial Bible Church in Texas, Westover Presbyterian Church in North Carolina, and Wheaton Bible Church in Illinois. He was a member of Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club and Love Fund of Wyckoff Inc., as well as chaplain for the Nyack College Warriors men’s basketball team. Mission trips brought him to Guatemala, Zambia, Malawi, Ghana, and Ethiopia. Mr. Dittrick and Rev. Krentel were dedicated to Christian Health Care Center, the organization which brought them together in friendship.

Gala committee members are Michael W. Azzara of Ridgewood, John Gunther of Glen Rock, Susan Head of Far Hills, William Haggerty of Glen Rock, Rev. Hei King of Teaneck, Audrey Meyers of Ridgewood, Robert Milligan Jr. of Basking Ridge, Chuck Shotmeyer of Franklin Lakes, and Rev. Howard Van Dyk Jr. of Hawthorne.

To learn more about the honorees and to read their full bios, visit: ChristianHealthCare.org/ACelebrationOfExcellence. For sponsorship opportunities, event questions, and to purchase tickets to A Celebration of Excellence, contact Darcy Bickert, Foundation Assistant Director at (201) 848-5796 or dbickert@chccnj.org.

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