Meet our Staff

Learn about the leadership at Covenant Church

David Henderson

David Henderson . Senior Pastor

My primary responsibility is to encourage our spiritual vitality as a congregation and to lead us to grow in faithfulness to God's call on our lives. How kind God is to invite me to serve Him, especially among His people at Covenant! In high school and college I was an atheist and my heart was turned away from God, yet God was merciful to woo me to Himself and to invite me into His service.

Sharon and I celebrated thirty years of marriage in August, and I am so grateful to share life with this beautiful and gifted woman! We have five precious kids, four by birth (Brandon, Sean, Molly, and Corrie) and one by marriage (Christy). My interests are wide: spending time with family, the outdoors (I've been known to climb on my roof to enjoy a beautiful sunset), reading (I particularly love the writings of CS Lewis and the poetry of George Herbert), writing, sharing my faith, puns, good movies (The Princess Bride, of course), the firepit with friends, photography, rocks, and more.

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Andrew Patton

Andrew Patton . Director of Ministries

I am so thankful to be serving in a role where I get to see the Holy Spirit move in so many different circumstances and lives including my own; drawing us to Christ and making us look more and more like Jesus over time. What a gift to experience this while serving alongside others who are seeking to grow in Christ and further His Kingdom in the world. My specific role at Covenant exists to identify, equip and encourage pastoral and ministry staff and lay leaders to further the vision and plan of the church, day-to-day, trusting God to bring growth and progress. This role also exists to ensure our campus, support services and resources are focused on moving Covenant’s mission forward.

I’ve worked in higher education and the private sector. I graduated with a degree in Religion from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, where I met my beautiful wife, Kristen! I received a Master’s Degree from Cornell University, studying Industrial and Labor Relations. I'm thankful for two fantastic kids, Kyle and Kelsey! I really enjoy hanging out, doing just about anything with my wife and two children. Also, I enjoy reading (current favorite authors: Jesus’ brother James, Tim Keller, David Benner, Patrick Lencioni and Brennan Manning), taking road trips, eating breakfast at Route 66 in West Lafayette, and engaging in anything related to football and soccer!

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Rob Eyman

Rob Eyman . Associate Pastor for Learning and Relating

As Covenant’s Associate Pastor for Learning and Relating I get to meet people where they are in their walk with Christ and join with them in our ongoing journey. There is no greater joy for me than this. My ministry training began in college through the ministry of Cru. Following two years on Cru staff, I received formal ministry training through Gordon-Conwell Seminary followed a decade later by doctoral studies in Spiritual Formation through Fuller Seminary. I have been in pastoral ministry for 25 years, 16 of those serving at Covenant and 9 as the Senior Pastor of Whitworth Presbyterian in Spokane, WA.

Along the way the Lord has blessed me with an amazing wife, Anne, and four children ranging in age from 25 to 12. Through it all we have found that marriage and parenting—especially parenting a disabled child—have been a profound catalyst for our spiritual growth. I enjoy solitary hikes (especially in the mountains), connecting with others and seeing God’s fingerprints in nature.

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson . Serving & Compassion Ministries Pastor

As the Serving Pastor, Tom shepherds a team of lay leaders who help followers of Christ identify and use their God-given gifts and resources in ministry within the church.

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Brently Jordan

Brently Jordan . Connections Pastor

I’m blessed to be a part of this team at Covenant! As the Connections Pastor, I oversee our welcome ministry, and lead in the overall efforts to encourage those in our church family to take a next step of growth in their walk with Jesus.

After graduating from Huntington University with a degree in Educational Ministries, I spent nine exciting years as the Junior High Youth Pastor at Covenant. While doing so, I completed a Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After that, the Lord led me to serve Covenant in a different capacity, as Connections Pastor, where it has been my joy to walk alongside many in this church family, encouraging them in their own walk with Jesus.

While living in West Lafayette, God has blessed me with my wife, Amanda, and three great kiddos, Ashley, Ryan, and Josiah. I love any chance I get to be outdoors in God's beautiful creation - walking with my wife, playing at parks with my kids, playing sports with friends, or sitting on a lawn chair with a breeze on my face and a book in my hands.

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Andy Koesters . Assistant Pastor for Students & their Families

Very early in my life the Lord gave me a great appreciation for the faithful Sunday school teachers and youth leaders that shared the good news about Jesus Christ with me and cared for me. As I grew in my faith in Christ, He made me excited about serving young people and their families the same way that God had prompted others to do for me. I’ve had the pleasure of serving youth and their families for about 18 years. God has been so kind to put me in awesome places like Evangelical Community Church (EPC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, Faith Community Church (EFC) in Louisville, Kentucky, and Southern Seminary in Louisville. Shortly after completing my seminary work, we received the call to come to Covenant Church. We are so thankful to God for his kindness in bringing us here!

I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Jodi, for 14 years and we are blessed to have six children: Titus, Sam, Mara, Lily, Drew, and Cohen. I enjoy: talking about the goodness of God in all areas of life, watching and playing sports, eating cereal with my family, going out on dates and relaxing with my wife, the skillful and delicious cooking of my wife, playing Legos and cars with my boys, watching the random dance shows of my girls, reading all different kinds of books, and spending time with our Growth Group. God is good!

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Rene' Maule

Rene' Maule . Director for Children & their Families

As the Children’s Ministry Director, Rene shepherds a team of volunteers who are committed to conveying the love of Jesus to children, from babies to elementary age students through 5th Grade. The goal of this ministry is to help bring children into a relationship with Christ, and into opportunities to develop friendships and grow in their faith through the Five Discipleship Destinations of Abiding, Learning, Relating, Serving and Reaching.

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