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Jesus said, "Follow Me" - John 21:9

Our Mission is to proclaim the good news of God's Love in Jesus Christ; to build a fellowship of Christian love and forgiveness; to provide opportunities for spiritual growth; and serve our neighbors as followers of the servant of Christ. We encourage you to participate in His worship and work.

Help Those In Need

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.” 

[Proverbs 19:17]

We Pray. We Praise
We Learn. We Fellowship

On Sundays, we have adult and youth Sunday School classes and Morning Worship services (a nursery is provided). Covenant has an active choir that rehearses on Wednesday evenings and provides musical inspiration at Sunday Worship and special services.

Currently Sunday services is at 11 AM

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John Nowaczewski

John was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family in London, England. As a result, he attended the Jesuit college of Saint Ignatius in Stamford Hill where he witnessed the abuse of power that was the hallmark of the church at that time.  John decided to leave the Jesuit college and enter the workforce. Joining one of the predecessor banks of Bank of America in London and later transferring to Charlotte, NC, where he planned to make a career of banking.


In the miracle of faith, John became a member of Sharon Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where he served as an elder and moderator of the Worship Committee. He entered Union Presbyterian Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.


John and his wife, Carolyn, have been blessed with three grown children: Sarah, Jack, and Timothy, his wife Jackie and their children Asher and Violet. He enjoys reading, fishing and hunting. He is an enthusiastic helper to Carolyn in her beekeeping ministry: the idea of being a friend and helper to the environment has stewardship overtones that cannot be ignored.


John has a love of preaching The Word: proclamation being within the walls of the congregation, as well as in the streets of our neighborhoods, where Gods children work live and play. The opportunity to minister has no boundaries.


Lisa has served as Covenant’s administrative assistant in charge of communications and bookkeeping since April 2011. Before coming to Covenant Lisa homeschooled her two children, which was a profession in itself.

After her children went to college, Lisa answered God’s call to work alongside Covenant’s congregation to provide support to the many volunteers and committee members to “get the church work done” in the office. 

Lisa is married to Mike Quinn. They have two children, Melia and Ryan, and his wife, Grea. In her spare time she likes to read, watch Hallmark movies, and spend time with her family and her beloved poodle, Taffy! 

We are fortunate to have such a people person in Lisa! Her dedication to our church is exemplary. There are no details too small. Projects are completed with grace and a smile.

Lisa Quinn
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Meridith Cornwall
Music Director

Our Leadership

From the PCUSA Book of Order:

The Church’s ministry is a gift from Jesus Christ to the whole Church. Christ alone rules, calls, teaches, and uses the Church as he wills, exercising his authority by the ministry of women and men for the establishment and extension of God’s new creation. Christ’s ministry is the foundation and standard for all ministry, the pattern of the one who came “not to be served but to serve” (Matt. 20:28).


The basic form of ministry is the ministry of the whole people of God, from whose midst some are call to ordered ministries. These are described in the New Testament and maintained by this church as elders.


Ordered ministries are gifts to the church to order its life so that the ministry of the whole people of God may flourish.


The Session

The Session is our governing body which is comprised of 9 elders, and elected by the congregation to service 3-year terms. These elders make the majority of decisions for the congregation, guided by the Scriptures and the PCUSA’s Constitution, Book of Confessions and the Book of Order. The Session is primarily responsible for the maintenance of worship, property, personnel, and the spiritual well-being of the congregation.

Elder is from the Greek word for elder, presbyteros, that our denomination derives its name. The history of this office is simple. Between 40 and 65 AD the Apostle Paul traveled the Mediterranean, planted churches, helped them grow, and moved on. To make sure these churches had competent leadership, he would ordain groups of elders to oversee their spiritual and physical needs. Still adhering to this tradition, our congregation elects 3 new ruling elders each year to join the session.



     Class of 2024

     Rachel Cook

     Carolyn Garland

     Angie Payne

     Class of 2025

     Jerry Cordell

     Diana DeCarlis

     David Turner

    Class of 2026

     Becky Hertzler

     Matthew Ray

     Susan Sistar

Our Staff

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