Leadership

Covenant Office Leadership Team of the Evangelical Covenant Church

John Wenrich

President >>

John Wenrich

President

John previously served as executive minister of Start and Strengthen Churches. John has traveled extensively both nationally and internationally as an inspirational speaker and leadership coach. He has pastored and planted churches around the country and was ordained by the Covenant in 2002.

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Angela Yee

Chief Ministry Officer >>

Angela Yee

Chief Ministry Officer

Angela has served in pastoral roles in various churches in California including at a church plant in Fullerton, Saddleback Church, University Covenant Church, and Bayside Church. She has extensive experience in graphic and stage design, project and events management, and leadership coaching. She also has been a board member of the Covenant Asian Pastors Association (CAPA).
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Rebecca Gonzalez

Chief Operating Officer >>

Rebecca Gonzalez

Chief Operating Officer

Before coming to the Covenant, Rebecca served as vice president for operations and programming at Casa Central, the largest non-governmental provider of social services in Chicago. She also has leadership experience with World Vision and other church-based and retail contexts.
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Steve Klimkowski

Executive Director of Finance >>

Steve Klimkowski

Executive Director of Finance

Steve brings more than 20 years of experience in investments, finance, and executive leadership to this role. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Paul Lessard

Executive Minister of Start & Strengthen Churches >>

Paul Lessard

Executive Minister of Start & Strengthen Churches

Throughout his years of ministry, Paul has served as a worship pastor, church planter, senior pastor, and nonprofit consultant serving churches and organizations in the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally.
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Paul Robinson

Executive Minister of Love Mercy Do Justice >>

Paul Robinson

Executive Minister of Love Mercy Do Justice

Paul served as lead church planter of Grace Outreach Covenant Church in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and as senior community leadership consultant with Amherst H. Wilder Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the former director of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute.
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Michelle Sanchez

Executive Minister of Make & Deepen Disciples >>

Michelle Sanchez

Executive Minister of Make & Deepen Disciples

Michelle previously served as pastor of Christian formation and mission at Highrock Covenant Church outside of Boston. She has previously served in leadership for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, launched ministries to international students with a multiethnic Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) team, and worked as an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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Curt Peterson

Interim Executive Minister of Serve Globally >>

Curt Peterson

Interim Executive Minister of Serve Globally

For 12 years Curt served as the executive minister of Serve Globally. Curt has a deep history with the Covenant, extensive international experience, deep institutional memory, elevated cross-cultural awareness, knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that global personnel face, and familiarity with Serve Globally ministry efforts and support systems.
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Gayle Gilreath

Executive Director of Advancement>>

Gayle Gilreath

Executive Director of Advancement

Gayle previously served at Minnehaha Academy as the director of development. She has many years of executive experience with boards and senior management teams, leading organizational and advancement initiatives at the highest level with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gayle also serves as a bivocational pastor of congregational care.
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Jennifer McIntyre

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications >>

Jennifer McIntyre

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Jennifer brings more than 25 years of experience in ministry, civic, corporate, and nonprofit engagements. She has led communications strategies and overseen teams at Urban Ministries, Feeding America, and AT&T. She has served as a leader in her local church and held executive leadership roles with the Roselle Board of Education and a Christian school.
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Peter Hedstrom

President, National Covenant Properties >>

Peter Hedstrom

President, National Covenant Properties

Peter brings 30 years of banking experience into his role as president of National Covenant Properties, primarily from his time with US Bank where he most recently served as regional president in northeastern Minnesota. His extensive background in commercial lending and in the financial services industry is valuable as he manages the financial aspects of National Covenant Properties.
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