Skyline Church was planted in 2002, focused on helping people build lives worth living. Lives built on responding to Jesus and his promises to:
So that we live belonging to God and his family
Make us new
So that we live growing from the inside out
Give us purpose and meaning
So that we live caring for and strengthening others
Take us on an epic adventure
So that we live sharing Christ’s love with others
We continue to be amazed at how Jesus keeps his promises and shows us again and again that this mission is best accomplished together.
our pastor and team:
Pastor Chris High
Chris High is a Husband, Father, Grandfather and Pastor in that order. He grew up on a farm, attended Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University), was an appointee to Togo, West Africa, Youth Pastor at 4 churches all leading to prepare him to plant Skyline Church in Bloomfield, NJ. Just 4 years later, Skyline planted a second church called Hoboken Grace. Along the way it became clear that if you spent time with Chris, it would change your life. He excels in teaching people to build their lives on grace, develop healthy marriages and parenting toward character and leadership.
His burden is for those who have never heard of Jesus and His amazing grace. It is helping people build their lives on grace that is at the core of everything Chris does. He has written 40 days of Grace, a devotional through Romans, Developed a 40 day campaign for churches to help their people build their life on grace, and a 20 week one on one discipleship which helps people build their life on grace based on Romans. He is married to Lori, father of four, grandfather to 13 and loves playing with each one of them. Chris leads a growing congregation of four hundred.
Lead Administrative Assistant
Diane Ruiz was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a wife and mother of four children, who have been attending Skyline since 2010. Diane teams up with Skyline in many ways. You can often hear her referred to as Pastor Chris’ right hand when it comes to office administration. She also helps with communications, assists in overseeing events, in addition to coordinating life groups along the side of her husband Robert Ruiz. Diane’s passion is to see God work in the lives of others and to see them forever changed by His amazing grace.
Director of Skykidz
Ericka Ellerbusch is the wife of an incredible man, named Gary Ellerbusch, and mother to three special children, Tayt, Aowyn & Aliya. Ericka loves to play games, create and learn new things and help others see, feel and experience God’s love. As a young girl, she wanted to be a missionary. Today, Ericka teams up with Skyline and gets to live an incredible life with Gary serving those who live around them. Every day she gets to see how God is alive through her children and the ways he uses them to love and teach others about Him. In Ericka’s words, “it is my privilege to help the babies, children & teens of Skyline Church and their friends come to know God and develop their own relationship with Him.”
Director of Assimilation
Marilou Dennis is married to an amazing man – Joe Dennis. Marilou and Joe are the kind of people you can always call on because they love to help people succeed in life because they have chosen to live a life worth living. They have been married for over 40 years. In Marilou’s words, “Joe has taught me about grace, Jesus’ love and patience, over and over again.” They have been attending Skyline since its inception, in 2002. Marilou serves in many different areas. She is currently the Director of Assimilation, the Concierge Leader, and the Coordinator of Growth Catalyst. Marilou loves being Jesus’ daughter, serving for Him and with Him at Skyline and walking together on His path with the family at Skyline. - Romans 15:13
Worship Leader, Music Director, Social Media Manager, and Graphic Designer
David, also known throughout Skyline as "Falcon", is a husband to Justine, father to Owen and Claire, musician, peanut butter and jelly enthusiast, record collector, dog lover, traveler, and graphic designer. He is responsible for managing Skyline’s website, social media, and all other graphics used throughout the church. He also leads the Skyline Worship band every Sunday. David was born and raised in New Jersey and has been attending Skyline since 2010 where he met his wife, Justine. They have been married since 2014.