The Thistle

Class Notes

MDiv - Dan Quakkelaar
Congratulations to Dan Quakkelaar (MDiv ’13) on his call to plant Friend of Sinners Church near Brewer's Hill in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and his ordination in the Wisconsin Presbytery of the PCA. Dan has worked part time with Covenant Seminary as a donor analyst since 2009. Dan most recently served as a church plant apprentice at Trinity Church in Kirkwood, Missouri. He and his wife, Shereen, have four adult children, Brandon, Shaun, Caris, and Kezia, and one teenager at home, Eliya (14).
MDiv - Nick Hathaway
Nick (MDiv '07) and Annie Hathaway give thanks for the birth of Annelise Margaret, born October 23, 2014, and weighing 7 lbs. Annelise was welcomed by older sisters Cosette (2) and Sophia (9), and older brothers Martin (4), Clipston (7), and Aiden (10). Annie has recently retired from pediatric nursing, in part to homeschool their oldest two children. Nick works as the youth pastor at Liberty Church PCA in Owings Mills, Maryland, and has recently taken a sabbatical from chairing the Session Records Committee of Chesapeake Presbytery after seven years.
MDiv - Joshua Hall
Joshua (MDiv '13) and Amy Hall announce the birth of Naomi Ruth, born October 6, 2014. Naomi weighed 7 lb. Amy is now a stay-at-home Mom, and Joshua is pursuing a career in Information Technology.
MDiv & MAEM - Ryan & Ada Moore
Ryan (MDiv '08) and Ada (MAEM '08) Moore welcomed Elizabeth Armour Moore on September 7, 2014. "Bess" was immediately welcomed by her sisters, Mae (5), Anne Hardin (4), and Virginia (2). Ryan serves as the RUF campus minister to the University of Alabama.
MDiv - Jason Wilkins
Jason (MDiv ’11) and Ashley Wilkins announce the birth of Eleanor Clare, born September 4, 2014, and weighing in at 8 lbs. 6 oz. Eleanor joins older brother Elijah (2). Ashley works part time at Hand of Hope as a medical missions director. Jason works as a teacher in the Bible department at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis, Missouri.
MDiv - Israel Ruiz
Israel (MDiv ‘13) and Marietta Ruiz announce the birth of Lessley Valeria Ruiz, born August 23, 2014, and weighing in at  8 lbs. 1 oz. Lessley joins her brother, Antonio (3). Marietta works at raising two children full time, while Israel is working two part-time jobs while waiting for God’s calling to serve full-time in a local church. They are still located in St. Louis, Missouri.
DMin - Daniel K. Chinn
Daniel K. Chinn (DMin 2010) is professor of biblical and theological studies (BTS) at College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. Daniel’s degree from Covenant enables him to teach the practical theology courses in the BTS program. He also provides pastoral leadership for his BTS department as they seek to provide a Christ-centered education anchored in Scripture, grounded in grace, and focused on the larger culture and world through the local church. His experience at Covenant also affords Daniel opportunities to mentor young believers being trained to be Trinity-focused, grace-saturated, and others-oriented. This is his fourteenth year to serve the campus, and he anticipates many years ahead, thanks to Covenant. Daniel and his wife, Sue, have four children, two in college and two still at home. His favorite author is Wendell Berry and his favorite snack is Askinosie Dark Chocolate.