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Companion Recognized for Excellence

The Covenant Companion took home top awards for content published in 2022 from the Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press.

Sustainability at Audubon Park

Audubon Park Covenant Church in Orlando, Florida, is connecting with their community in significant ways through sustainability.

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Congo Covenant Church President Duale Welcomed to Chicago

Rev. Theophile Duale Langba, president of the Covenant Church of Congo, visited the denominational offices and shared his gratitude for our long partnership in ministry.


The Kindness of Elim

While planning for a sabbatical, one Covenant pastor decided to say “Yes” to Alaska.

More Than the Worst Thing

An intentional journey toward healing at Jesus People Covenant Church in Chicago, Illinois.

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Sustainability at Audubon Park

Audubon Park Covenant Church in Orlando, Florida, is connecting with their community in significant ways through sustainability.


Reclaiming Our God-Given Superpowers

When it comes to identifying complex emotions, television mysteries, comedies, and documentaries can provide examples that transform pain into power.

Common Grace

A day in the mud can turn into a holy moment. 

Our Most Critical Need

President Tammy Swanson-Draheim calls us to the collective, collaborative work of praying together.

Love Like Family

Are we aspiring to the ideal, imperfect community of God found in his Word?

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Arts & Culture

Freedom to Wonder

Mandy Smith’s Unfettered encourages us to discover a more Jesus-centered faith.

State of the Church

Lifelong Covenanter Kurt Peterson reviews Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters by Bob Smietana.

As You Age

Ryan Eikenbary-Barber reviews Man Overboard: A Medical Lifeline for the Aging Male by Craig Bowron, M.D.


Sustainability at Audubon Park

Audubon Park Covenant Church in Orlando, Florida, is connecting with their community in significant ways through sustainability.

Midwest Conference Elects Brian Johnson New Superintendent

Delegates to the Midwest Conference annual meeting last month voted to elect Brian Johnson as their new superintendent. Johnson has been serving as acting superintendent since Tammy Swanson-Draheim stepped down from that role to serve as president of the denomination.


Sankofa: Join Us on the Bus

Hear from leaders and participants, as well as Sankofa veteran Nilwona Nowlin, who walks us through the journey—and shares her reflections after years of getting on the bus. For more information visit

We Are a Multiethnic Mosaic

Mary Chung March outlines our history of becoming a multiethnic mosaic, growing from our roots as a Swedish immigrant church. And Steve Wong, pastor of the first Asian American church plant in the Covenant, reflects on his journey into the Covenant, how he has seen the denomination change, and our call to continue becoming the beloved community.

We Seek Racial Righteousness

Covenant historian Hauna Ondrey and Dominique Gilliard join us to talk about the end of the 1960s, the Black Manifesto, the Covenant’s unique response to this call to white churches and synagogues—and where we witness similar themes in our culture today.

We Make Affirmations

In the Covenant we identify as non-creedal, meaning we do not adhere to a specific creed. But non-creedal does not mean we are without theology. The six Covenant affirmations address the question, “What does the Covenant believe?” Retired North Park Theological Seminary professor Klyne Snodgrass joins us.

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In Memoriam

Lloyd F. Alex

Retired Covenant pastor Lloyd F. Alex died April 5, 2023, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was 94.

Glennis D. Heikes

Retired Covenant global personnel Glennis D. Heikes died March 19, 2023, in Northbrook, Illinois. He was 94.

Bonnie Jean Nelson

Bonnie Jean Nelson, widow of retired Covenant pastor Chester Nelson, died April 8, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. She was 90.

Roger J. Nelson

Retired Covenant chaplain and minister Roger J. Nelson died March 18, 2023, in La Valle, Wisconsin. He was 89.

Alan Roth

Alan Roth, the husband of retired Covenant pastor Carol Roth, died on February 20, 2023.

Richard “Barry” Steel

Richard “Barry” Steel, husband of Covenant minister Julie Steel, passed away on August 25, 2022, in Snoqualmie, Washington. He was 77.

Kennis Furuya Bishop

Kennis A. Furuya Bishop, wife of Covenant pastor Gregory Bishop, died March 6, 2023, in La Mesa, California. She was 51.

David W. Johnson

David W. Johnson, former president of National Covenant Properties, passed away on March 25, 2023, in eastern Tennessee. He was 78.

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
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Languages: English, Spanish
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C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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