Lay Leadership Teams


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

Herb Ormond // Chairperson
Branson Sheets
Chris Lyall
Debbie James
Jill Williams
John Savage
Lee Quinn
Rob Hall


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

Patrick Porter // Chairperson
Mike Taylor // Vice-Chair
Sarah Williams // Secretary
Gordon Douglas // Treasurer
Taplie Coile // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Buddy Holt // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Meredith Rizzuti // Lay Member – Annual Conference
Donald Askew // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #1
Nathan White // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #2
Jack Bircher // Alt. Lay Member – Annual Conference #3

Chairpersons of Administrative Teams
SeedCasters: Matt Porter
Trustees: Ann Marie Holder
Staff Parish: Cal Christian
Finance: Ronnie Smith

At Large Members to the Council
Trisha Jackson
Alex Pappas
Rebecca Vlk
Tracy Skinner

Staff Representatives
Branson Sheets // Lead 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.

Ann Marie Holder // Chairperson
Paul Mobley
Mike Richardson
Patricia Combs
Andrew Skinner
Scott Farmer
Tori Hepp
Tad Shelton
Louise Bradshaw

Staff Representatives
Eric Demsky // Director of Campus Operations


Branson Sheets // Chairperson
Page Aman
Tori Burnett
Bill Lennartz
Sarah Clawson
Linda Branch
Dewey Grubb
Steve Tripp
Khristy Lee
Ruthie Collins


Jay Audino // Chairperson
Becky Testerink
Charlie Langley
Dave Hunt
Pattie Foote
Diane Van Staalduinen
Devon Johnson
Ray Odom
Steve Evans
Donna Sheets // Staff Representative


Matt Porter // Chairperson

Louis Groom
West Williams
Gilda Everett
Greg Smith
Robin Hudson
Jennifer Herdman
Phyllis Nixon
Kevin Youngs

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.

Ronnie Smith // Chairperson
Rita Galbraith
George Stamper
Sarah Allen
Harold Mizzell
Clay Brown
Jamie Orr
Jean Crowfoot
John Woolard

Treasurer: Gordon Douglas

Extended Finance Team
Patrick Porter // Chairperson for Council
Cal Christian // Chairperson for SPPRC
Ann Marie Holder // 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
Laura Respess
Brandon Tate
Ken Leys
Renee Banning
Ryan Tittle
Chris Lilley
Drusilla Brewer