Lay Leadership Teams


Serves as the elders of Covenant Church and helps set the overall direction of the church.

Herb Ormond // Chairperson
Branson Sheets
Debbie James
Lee Quinn
Chris Lyall
Jeff Ramey
Jill Williams


Oversees and votes on matters of church policy. The Council also sets goals and the direction for the church.

Mike Taylor // Chairperson
Charles Burnett // Vice-Chair
Janet Brooks // Secretary
Patrick Porter // Treasurer
Taplie Coile // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Jack Bircher // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Meredith Rizzuti // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Donald Askew // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #1
Bob Brock // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #2
Greg Gault // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #3
Herb Ormond // Liason to WCA

Chairpersons of Administrative Teams
SeedCasters: Matt Porter
Trustees: Jule White
Staff Parish: Cal Christian
Finance: Chris Smith

At Large Members to the Council
Tracy Skinner
Patrick Briley
Chris Ellis
Joe Samstag

Staff Representatives
Branson Sheets // Lead Pastor
Travis Sneed // Executive Pastor


The Trustees are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of church property. In addition to taking care of the building and property, this team reviews insurance policies, building use policies, etc.

Jule White // Chairperson
Michael Overton // Vice Chair
Scott Farmer // Secretary
Patricia Combs
Andrew Skinner
Tori Hepp
Tad Shelton
Louise Bradshaw
Brack Massey
Debby Hight

Staff Representatives
Eric Demsky // Director of Campus Operations


Branson Sheets // Chairperson
Sarah Clawson
Linda Branch
Dewey Grubb
Steve Tripp
Khristy Lee
Ruthie Collins
Ivela Dickens
Dee Pappas
Joan Martin
Tyler Reges


Jay Audino // Chairperson
Pattie Foote
Diane Van Staalduinen
Devon Johnson
Ray Odom
Steve Evans
David Garris
Bill Sherman
Laura Beth Tyndall


Matt Porter // Chairperson

Gilda Everett
Greg Smith
Robin Hudson
Jennifer Herdman
Phyllis Nixon
Kevin Youngs
Laurie Stewart
Jaryd Earlosky
Anthony Cartette

Staff Representative
Jeremy Griffin // Outreach Director
Melissa Norris // Community Engagement Director


Responsibilities of the Finance Team include reviewing the church budget, providing guidance to the treasurer, and making recommendations to the Council about the use of funds.

Chris Smith // Chairperson
Sarah Allen
Clay Brown
Jamie Orr
Jean Crowfoot
John Woolard
Darrell Hinnant
Sarah Harrell

Treasurer: Patrick Porter

Extended Finance Team
Mike Taylor // Chairperson for Council
Cal Christian // Chairperson for SPPRC
Jule White // Chairperson for Trustees

Staff Representative
Amanda Danielson // Director of Finance


All personnel issues are overseen by the SPPRC including hiring, discharging and performance reviews. SPPRC is charged with monitoring and facilitating the relationship between the congregation and its staff members.

Cal Christian // Chairperson
Ken Leys
Renee Banning
Ryan Tittle
Chris Lilley
Drusilla Brewer
Donna Jacobs
Megan Lasure
Rob Vernon
Nicole Averette