Paul van der Bijl

Paul van der Bijl

Paul was born and raised in West Papua, New Guinea as the child of missionaries. He started college in Chicago in the spring of 1990 and began helping with the music at Covenant in 1995.  In 2007, he became the Director of Worship and Music. He married his wife, Lenae, at Covenant in 1998. They and their four children live in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Paul enjoys cooking, urban gardening and carpentry.

Paul plans and oversees the worship services and cares for the musicians of the church.  He writes music and liturgies for use at Covenant.  He also collaborates with a regional group of musicians who share resources.

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