Christian Health Care Center’s “A Celebration Of Excellence” Raises Record-breaking Funds

Honorees Douglas H. Dittrick and Rev. David P. Krentel (posthumously) presented with the David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership

Pictured, from left, are the late Rev. David P. Krentel and Douglas H. Dittrick. Photo courtesy of Steve Hockstein, Harvard Studios

Pictured, from left, are the late Rev. David P. Krentel and Douglas H. Dittrick.
Photo courtesy of Steve Hockstein, Harvard Studios

Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff honored Douglas H. Dittrick and Rev. David P. Krentel (posthumously) for their legacy of service, leadership, and commitment to our communities.

A Celebration of Excellence was held on Wednesday, October 28, at The Venetian in Garfield. Four hundred people attended the event, including New Jersey State Senator Robert M. Gordon, Legislative District 38; Bergen County Committeewoman Darlene Shotmeyer; and Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn. The event raised a record-breaking total of nearly $300,000. Proceeds from A Celebration of Excellence 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 served as gala Co-chairs and attended the event. Gala committee members were 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.

“We were privileged and humbled to share this opportunity to honor two outstanding individuals,” 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 local communities 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.”

A special tribute video was presented to showcase the honorees’ community service and leadership. To view the special tribute video and more photos from “A Celebration of Excellence,” visit CHCC is still accepting gifts in honor of Mr. Dittrick and in memory of Rev. Krentel. To make a special tribute gift, visit A special note will be sent to the honorees and family acknowledging your gift. To learn more about the honorees and read their full bios, visit:

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.

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