• Elders

    Our Board of Elders is called the Session. These are the spiritual leaders of the church and responsible for life and ministry at Covenant. We have nine elders who are each elected by the congregation for three-year terms and are ordained and installed by the laying on of hands. Elders at Covenant serve on one of four commissions. Elders are listed below according to their commissions and responsibilities.

    Worship Arts and Prayer

    Cliff Hicks and Stephanie Wilcox


    Laura Barker and Don Stump


    Pat Carrigan and Brian Millburn


    Nici Barrett, John Dunham, Melissa Bannerot

  • Deacons

    Covenant's Board of Deacons are the hands and feet of Jesus dedicated to service. Covenant elects and ordains twelve people by the laying on of hands for three-year terms. The deacons provide service and caring.

    • A Ministry of Caring (financial support, cards, meals, visitation)

    • Tasks of Service (Communion, baptism and Sanctuary preparation, funerals, receptions) 

    It is common to find ministry groups  caring for people as opposed to having deacons themselves meet every need. Deacons seek to match a congregational need with someone in the congregation who has the appropriate gift and talent to meet the need.

    Covenant deacons for 2023 are:

    Anne Madsen                             Jan Moore

    Alaina and Craig Houtz          Deanna Barrett

    Laura Hough Madsen             Chris Burns

    Bruce Hanson                           Bev Carrigan

    Sandy McClure                        Gayle Sjoerdsma

    Jody Barker

    Kathy Steiner                          



    Need to talk to an elder or deacon?

    Contact the church office
    719.598.0800, office@covenant-pres.org,

"...serve one another humbly in love."

Galatians 5:13, NIV