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staff sethSeth Hammond
Lead Pastor

Seth joined Christ Covenant in 2013 and began serving as Assistant Pastor. In May 2017, he became the Lead Pastor. He also serves as a Chaplain in the Air National Guard. Seth is married to Stephanie, and they have four children.

Hobbies: spending time with family, Tennessee football, exercising, reading and country music.

Favorite Bible Passage: “Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Jim Coffield StaffJim Coffield
Adult Ministries Director

Jim joined our staff in 2018.  He is married to Mona, and they have three grown children.

Hobbies:  motorcycle, music, guitar, reading, basketball, and the mountains.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23

 

staff joel smJoel McCall
Associate Pastor, Full time with Equipping Leaders International

Joel pastored three churches prior to coming to Christ Covenant in 2012. He is married to Sarah, and they have three children who are grown and five grandchildren.

Hobbies: camping with family, playing guitar, riding motorcycles, catching reptiles, finding wild animals in Africa.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you." John 15:16 (ESV)

staff andyhPaul (Andy) Halbert
Business Administrator and Missions Director

Andy accepted his current position with Christ Covenant in November of 1995.  He is married to Renee, and they have three married sons and nine grandchildren.

Hobbies: gardening/yard work, cooking, and road bicycling.

Favorite Bible Passage: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

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staff gabeGabe Loving
Director of Worship & Arts

Gabe came to Christ Covenant in February 2003. He is married to Robin, and they have two teenaged sons.

Hobbies: spending time with his family, hiking, canoeing, and napping in his hammock.

Favorite Bible Passage: “Therefore, I urge you, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1
 

staff teresaTeresa Pratt
Director of Media and Design

Teresa volunteered at Christ Covenent in 2003 before coming on staff in 2010. She is married to Doc, and they have two daughters.

Hobbies:  gardening and spending time with family.

Favorite Bible Passage: "And I will betroth you to Me forever.  I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.  I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness.  And you shall know the Lord."  Hosea 2:19-20

 
staff ryan smRyan Dubes
Pianist

Ryan began attending Christ Covenant in 2013. He is married to Cheri, and they have five children.

Hobbies: golf 

Favorite Bible Passage: "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple." Psalm 27:4
 

staff chrisb smChris Blake
Videographer

Chris has been attending Christ Covenant since 1999 and came on staff part time in May 2017. 

Hobbies: writing and playing music, drawing, listening to history podcasts, and attending aviation related events.

Favorite Bible Verse: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

 

Cole SennCole Senn
Worship Assistant

Cole joined the Worship staff in 2019.  

Hobbies: Hiking, songwriting, and chess.

Favorite Bible Passage: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)

 

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staff susanSusan Horn
Women's Ministry Director

Susan came to Christ Covenant in 2003. She is married to Brad, and they have two daughters.

Hobbies: reading, exercising, watching her children play volleyball, and spending time with family on the water.

Favorite Bible Passage: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

staff carrieCarrie Holder
Women's Ministry Coordinator

Carrie joined Christ Covenant in 2000 and came on board with Women’s Ministry in 2012.  She is married to Mark, and they have two sons.

Hobbies: spending time with her family, spending time with women, helping others, reading nonfiction, watching documentaries, concerts, plays and traveling.

Favorite Bible Passage: “Rejoice always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
 

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staff chrispChris Pifer
Student Ministries Director

Chris accepted a position at Christ Covenant in 2016. He is married to Erin who is the Girl's Youth Director. They have one child.

Hobbies: soccer, traveling, and anything outdoors...especially fly fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, and hiking.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21.

John DeVault for webJohn DeVault
Middle School Director

John joined the staff of Christ Covenant in 2019. He is married to Stephanie and they have one child.

Hobbies: spending time with wife and son, watching sports like football, baseball, hockey, tennis and especially motorsports, Tennessee Vols Sports, fishing, golf, reading, history, woodworking, and farming.

Favorite Bible passage: "He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." -Colossians 1:13-14

staff erinErin Pifer
Girls' Youth Director

Erin joined Christ Covenant in 2016 and began serving as the Girl’s Youth Director. She is married to Chris who serves as the Student Ministries Director, and they have one child.

Hobbies: spending time with family, traveling with Chris, hiking, biking, gardening, and cooking.

Favorite Bible Passage: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

staff joshJoshua Turbeville
Youth Staff

Joshua began in Student Ministries at Christ Covenant in 2016. He is married to Alexis, and they have three children.

Hobbies: fly fishing, hunting, pottery and painting with his kids. 

Favorite Bible Passage for ministry: "Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox." Proverbs 14:4

Ginger MillerGinger Miller
Girls' Youth Assistant

Ginger joined Christ Covenant in 2000 and joined our staff in 2018.  She is married to J.Brett, and they have two children.

Hobbies:  water sports (skiing, wake surfing, wakeboarding), reading, running, fitness, playing games.

Favorite Bible Passage: "Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." James 1:22

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Karen trentKaren Trent
Children's Ministry Director

Karen joined our staff in 2018.  She is married to Danny, and they have three children.

Hobbies: traveling, sports, shopping

Favorite Bible Passage: "So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?'" Hebrews 13:6  

 

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Carol Kohlbusch
Elementary Education Coordinator

Carol began attending Christ Covenant in 2007. She is married to Todd, and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
 
Hobbies: Enjoys being a grandmother, spending time with her family, being with friends, and reading.

Favorite Bible Passage: "For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:14

staff amy smAmy Breedlove
Nursery Coordinator

Amy joined Christ Covenant in 2010 and became part of the staff in 2014.  She is married to Jeff, and they have two sons.

Hobbies: spending time with family, enjoying time with here girlfriends, summers in Maine, working puzzles and listening to music.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'"  Jeremiah 29:11

janaJana Thomas
Sonlight Academy Director

Jana joined the staff in 2018.  She is married to Jonathan, and they have three children.

Hobby:  Reading.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "O Lord, You have searched me and You know me..." Psalm 139 and Philippians 2:1-11, 4:4-7

Missy SteffeyMissy Steffey
Children's Ministry Assistant

Missy joined Christ Covenant in 1995 and has volunteered since that time in the Children's Ministry before joining the staff in 2019.  She is married to Wayne, and they have two children.

Hobbies: Water skiing, fishing , photography, sewing, and basket weaving.

Favorite Bible Passage: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:13

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staff sherriSherri Bolen
Administrative Assistant

Sherri joined the staff at Christ Covenant in 2006 beginning as the Nursery Support Coordinator part time and then full time as an Administrative Assistant. She is married to French, and they have three adult children and one grandchild.

Hobbies: spending time with family, gardening, crafting/sewing.

Favorite Bible Passage: “He says, 'Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”  Psalm 46:10 

statt jaJan Doll
Administrative Assistant

Jan started attending Christ Covenant in 2006 and joined the staff as the Preschool Education Coordinator in 2012, then later as an Administrative Assistant.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Ken, and they have two daughters.

Hobbies:  spending time with family, attending Bible Study Fellowship, gluten free cooking, singing and listening to music, and trying Pinterest crafts.

Favorite Bible Passage:  "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15