Pastor Charles "Chuck" Jerome
Hi, Folks in Website Land! I’m Chuck Jerome, Covenant’s Pastor. Here’s a bio about me:
A Colorado kid, originally from Denver, I attended college at Fort Lewis in Durango, got me a bachelor’s degree, but better than that, I got the girl! I married Sue, the love of my life, at First Presbyterian Church in Durango in 1980 and we still enjoy a great marriage. We are best friends!
I graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa) in 1985, became ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) the same year, and began my ministry as Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Shenandoah, Iowa.
While in Shenandoah, I made friends with a “New Church Development” (NCD) Pastor in Omaha, Nebraska. The guy inspired me because he was starting his ministry with no congregation at all – just working daily to develop an altogether new one! I felt a definite calling to something like I had seen my friend accomplishing. So I began to seek a place where I could serve in this way.
I found my new church home here at Covenant, in 1989. While Covenant was not a totally new church, it was still in its formative time. Covenant was the adventure I sought and the special ministry to which I still feel called.
I’ve been in this ministry for the long haul and being Covenant’s Pastor is one of the great joys of my life! I’ve always believed God has great things in store for Covenant, and I’ve seen ample evidence of this through miracle upon miracle all these years! We’ve seen how God “by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than we can ask or imagine!” (Ephesians 3:20)
Remember that I said I got the girl in 1980? To our happy marriage, Sue and I have added three kids, two kids-in-law, one grandson and another on the way.
I cordially invite you to come worship with us and get to know this incredibly friendly, energetic and sincerely loving congregation of folks!
Yours in Christ, Pastor Chuck
Brigitte Evenson - Office Manager
Brigitte has been our Office Manager for many years and is very familiar with our family members and the working of our friendly church. Brigette sings Tenor and sometimes Bass in our Praise Team and Choir! Brigitte is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and she loves to help. She can usually be found in the church office Tuesday-Saturday; 9am-1pm.
Susan Sanchez - Music Director
Susan Sanchez has over 30 years of music teaching under her belt. She loves working in small churches and taking short term mission trips to teach music. She plays many instruments and sings which brings a wide diversity to Covenants music program.
NANCY ELLySON - ORGANIST
Nancy Ellyson has been faithfully providing organ music at Covenant for over 25 years. Her gentle spirit transcends through her music – making her a favorite around here. She also leads our women’s choir, participates in other musical ensembles and often helps all singers in learning their parts.