Mike (MDiv '96, DMin '12) came to Covenant Seminary in 1992 as a student. He earned his MDiv in 1996 and served as a PCA pastor in Tennessee and Georgia before returning to the Seminary as Dean of Students in 2011. He is also an army chaplain assigned to the Pentagon. In 2012, Mike earned his DMin from Covenant. He has been married to Renee for 33 years, has two daughters, Mary and Michelle, and two grandchildren, Moses and Mattie. He enjoys exercising, military history, and preaching.
After nearly 15 years of campus ministry, Mark (MAC '09) came to Covenant to pursue a MA in Counseling. In 2004, the Lord showed him the greatest kindness possible when the wheels fell off of his self-made life and ministry. God brought him to a place of greater understanding of the lies he'd been believing and, consequently, a place of greater freedom. This has led him to his current role of shepherding Covenant students and their families. His life passion is to help Christian leaders and their families stay in the battle for a lifetime. Mark and his wife, Tracey, have been married 20 years, and together they have three teenagers, Abby, Josiah, and Bridges. Mark enjoys fishing, building furniture, running, baseball, and anything he can do to get outside with his family.
Tomoko came to St. Louis from Japan to earn her MAC ('05) from Covenant Seminary. During her study at Covenant, she was enriched by students who came from different parts of the world. She has been working at Student Life for seven years and enjoys working with the International Student and Covenant communities. Tomoko is married to Ryan, who is currently pursuing an MDIV degree at Covenant.
Renee is a North St. Louis native, who attended Harris-Stowe Teacher’s College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education. Renee is married to Mike, our Dean of Students, and has over 30 years of experience as a Pastor and Army Chaplain’s wife. As Student Life Receptionist, she helps provide direction for students coming into the office. She also keeps a lot of candy handy to keep their morale high as they deal with the rigors of seminary life.
George Bryan has been the chapel coordinator since August 2012. George came to Covenant from Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife, Esther, to pursue a Master of Arts in Worship and Music. Upon completing his first year, George decided to add the MAEM (Masters of Arts in Educational Ministry). George enjoys serving the Covenant community through planning chapel services and playing bass at Seminary functions.
As the Log Cabin Coordinator, Joelle (MATS ‘11) enjoys long walks to the playground with the little ones whilst armed to the teeth with bubbles and sidewalk chalk. She loves serving the Seminary community through playing with and teaching children at the Log Cabin. In her spare time Joelle enjoys exploring St. Louis with her husband, Luke, snapping a few photos, and in the coldest of St. Louis days, cooking a mean bowl of pho noodle soup.