We worship together, so working together is easy. Our team is focused on reaching out with the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We thrive on growth, love and the Spirit. We humbly seek prayer for guidance and His Will be done in all things, in all situations, in all circumstances. We support each other and are truly a team.
Rev. Scott Larson grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was a Pastor for the past 8 years at Cornerstone EPC in Brighton, Michigan. Prior to that, he received both a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in Missions & Evangelism (church planting track) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston. While in Massachusetts, Scott helped plant a new EPC church, Northpoint.
Prior to seminary, Scott was a Management Consultant for many years, and he also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He and his wife, Jenn, have three children.
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Rev. Matt Young grew up in Bellevue, Washington where he became a Christian after high school. He met his wife, Kassy, at Biola University in La Mirada, CA where he studied Christian Ministries. Upon graduating, him and Kassy moved to Denver, CO where Matt attended and graduated from Denver Seminary with a Master of Divinity. After his graduation, Matt was ordained in the EPC and called to serve in Lubbock, TX, where him and Kassy had Penny (Dec. 2019) and Liam (Aug. 2021). Pastor Matt joined the CovP staff in September of 2022.
Matt and Kassy love reaching out to young families and creating a space for them to belong and grow in relationship with each other and Jesus. They also love getting out for a hike, bike ride, and beach day, along with the occasional cup of coffee. Matt fills any spare time he has with reading or playing lacrosse. When she isn’t teaching, Kassy can usually be spotted making friends with anyone and everyone at the local park or gym.
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Mr. Furey comes to CCS with an extensive background in Christian leadership and education. He was a Director at Vineyard Christian School for twelve years. Most recently, he was Regional Human Resource Director for Olive Crest – Los Angeles Region. Mr. Furey has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Organizational Leadership from Vanguard University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education from Azusa Pacific University. In addition to his many years working in the education field, mainly in school settings, he has extensive expertise in leading outdoor educational programs. Mr. Furey is an Ordained Pastor.
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It is a privilege to serve in the early childhood field for more than 20 years. As a leader in Early childhood education for more than 20 years, Mrs. Pittman strives to maintain a well-balanced play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum. Mrs. Pittman’s program exposes children to a variety of hands-on materials and learning experiences through structured and non-structured activities. This environment is where she likes to see her favorite quote realized: “when a child feels safe and loved, then a child can learn".
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Dr. Grace Park, born and raised in Presbyterian Pastor’s family, has been actively involved in church music ministry for more than 30 years. Dr. Park has earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Arizona State University, and her Master of Music in Piano and Harpsichord Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She had performed as a well acknowledged concert pianist at worldly known venues, like the Carnegie Hall and the London Symphony Hall until God turned her life around to be solely devoted to Him. Ever since, she has been serving as a director of music ministry as well as a school music director. She has recently received her Doctor of Church Music, in Choral & Orchestral Conducting from World Mission University in Los Angeles, CA. Her husband, Peter Ham, and she have been serving and singing at the World Milal Missionary Choir for 25 years with their two beautiful and talented children. ‘Highest Praise to His Highest’ and ‘Soli Deo Gloria’ may describe her sincere belief for worship.
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Jacob, came to us from, well, Covenant! Jacob grew up through the children's and youth ministry here at Covenant, first cutting his teeth in leadership as part of theGathering. Not only are his ministry roots here, but he is also an alumni of Covenant Christian School. He has interests in biology, science, and wildlife... which will help him as he works with our fun and spirited group of students!
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Lisa came to Covenant in 2006 through a long-time member. She loves children and became a child-care provider for many children in our church while helping out with Moms 'N’ Tots in the Nursery. She is grateful that the Lord has blessed her with the gift of caring for others. She is extremely grateful for her husband, sons, daughter and her grand daughter. She loves cooking, cleaning, organizing, caring, showing love and especially writing notes and letters to friends and family. Bottom line, she prays continually, and dearly loves her church friends and family.
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Martha recently stepped into her new role as Office Administrator after serving on CovP staff since 1999 as Children’s Ministries Director. Her background in Children's Ministry has helped enormously in working with the staff at CovP - being that she often comes in to the aftermath of Nerf wars between Staff Members (looking at you Jacob and Billy). She loves working with the volunteer office staff and leads by example in joyfully keeping things organized and running smooth on campus. Her infectious laugh brings a joyful spirit for Jesus!
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Tricia came to COVP while dating her husband, John, whom she met when performing at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. She then coordinated Disney Fairytale Weddings and still enjoys doing event contract work. She is currently a Real Estate Agent for Reliance Real Estate Home Services and loves serving people in this capacity as well. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Business Management.
She loves cooking, working with children, performing arts, and watching mindless reality TV and being a part of outreach efforts. She has two precious daughters, and loves pretty much doing anything and nothing with her family... especially vacationing and making amazing memories with them. She loves trying new restaurants, spending time with her friends, playing games and trying to capture "moments" whenever she can. She keeps her parents in her memory and is thankful for all they taught her.
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James came to Covenant with his family around 1976, and attended youth programs and completed Confirmation here. While operating a “follow-spot” for a Christmas Youth program at Covenant, he was asked if he’d be interested in operating the sound and lights for Sunday services for a one-year term until someone else could be found. A high school student at the time, he agreed to do it for a year. Needless to say, over thirty years later, James is still here as apparently no one else has yet been found to take over! (Although James is still patiently waiting for his replacement...)
James attended Cal State Fullerton and received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering, and today runs an electrical engineering firm specializing in industrial power systems. James is involved in many projects around Covenant, especially those dealing with lighting, sound, electrical, and technology.
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Our congregation is served and led by "presbyters" or elders, who are elected by the local congregation
to discern and represent the mind of Christ for the Church.
There are two kinds of elders: teaching elders or pastors, and ruling elders or ordained laymen.
Together, the elders make up the Session. The Session oversees the faith and life of the local church.
The qualifications for elders are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-17.
TO CONNECT WITH OUR ELDER TEAM (SESSION) OR HAVE QUESTIONS:
The office of deacon (deaconess) is one of compassion and service. The book of Acts is seen as the “birth” of the diaonate. As the church grows and pressing daily needs threaten to overwhelm the leadership, deacons are chosen to address the daily needs of believers. Particular responsibilities include caring for the needs of members in joy and sorrow, overseeing church finances and organizing the church budget, as well as maintaining and repairing the church building and grounds that the worship of God might continue without interruption.
The qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-12