Become a Monthly Partner


If 12 people commit to giving $100 per month for 12 months, they can pay for one year of training for a future ministry leader.

If only 1/3 of all 1,400 PCA churches had a Monthly Partnership Program group, we could provide for the training for all full-time Covenant Seminary students.

Be the 12 in your church! Commit with your session, Bible study, or small group to ensure and provide for the training of future church leaders. To learn more, please contact Travis Marshall at 1.800.264.8064

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Help us award $2.2m in scholarships

We are committed to preparing whole families for life-long, fruitful ministry.


My vision is to pastor a church that humbly shapes
our lives according to God’s Word and actively
creates opportunities to share the gospel
with the community.


I long to teach theology and be part of a pastoral team overseas, or be involved in ministry to college students stateside.


When I started studying at Covenant Seminary, I was already over 50 years old. When I was young, I boasted in my good memory, but in Seminary, I found my good memory was no longer there. God taught me that I cannot rely on myself but must rely on His strength. I have to come to God very often crying for help. God is faithful and He led me through every step of my studies, granting me good health so that I never missed a single class, and providing me and my family all we need for living.

Providing Tuition Assistance

  • Helps provide time for building relationships with peers and professors that will sustain graduates.
  • Allows for more ministry-in-context field education work during studies.
  • Enables spouses to be trained alongside each other.
  • Relieves some of the burden for students who work full-time while while attending class full-time.
  • Allows graduates to begin ministry without student debt.

Make a Kingdom Impact

Your generosity makes ministry
training at Covenant Seminary possible.

Our faculty of pastor-scholars train hundreds of
students and prepare material to be shared for
FREE with believers around the world.

Masters-level courses, lectures, sermons,
interviews, and more posted online for
FREE to edify believers around the world.

More than 3,500 graduates are equipped
to minister to hundreds of thousands of
believers and unbelievers, here and abroad.

Support Special Projects


Through annual scholarships and financial aid, we are able to help future pastors, counselors, and leaders pursue their ministry training without the burden of debt. Providing scholarships is a way for the church of today to invest in its future leadership. Give today to help train a future pastor or church leader.

41% funded

Goal: $1.7M

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It is an exciting time for our FSI and CMI programs, as we begin to offer training in the city of St. Louis and innovate a new field ed program focused on mentoring in context. Your gifts allow us to rent facilities for these programs and to allocate more time to further developing partnerships in the city.

37% funded

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This fund helps students to weather unexpected challenges such as major family emergencies, provide for counseling services, and assist international students to acquire essential household goods.

45% funded

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Through this special fund you create an impact that goes beyond generational and geographical boundaries to support student scholarships, faculty, and equipping resources for the church.

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Annual Scholarships

Start Date: July 1, 2016

Percentage Funded: 41%

Francis A. Schaeffer Institute

Start Date: July 1, 2016

Percentage Funded: 37%

Student Care Fund

Start Date: July 1, 2014

Percentage Funded: 45%

The Gospel For The Future Fund

Start Date: January 1, 2015

Ways To Give

Learn how you can support Covenant Seminary while reducing potential taxes through gifts of appreciated assets.

  • Cash
  • Appreciated securities
  • Appreciated property
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Matching Gifts

To learn more about these gift options, or to transfer stocks or bonds from your brokerage or investment account, please contact a member of the development office directly at 1.800.264.8064 or by email at

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Leave a legacy with planned giving

Here are some of the simplest ways to participate in planned giving.

Learn More

There are many ways to give to Covenant Seminary through your estate. Let us help you to customize a plan that maximizes your giving priorities. For more information, please contact Deena Stuart at 1.800.264.8064 or

Meet the development team

John Ranheim

Vice President of Advancement

John (MDiv ’06) joined the Development staff in 2005 to assist with the “By His Grace, for His Glory” capital campaign. John has continued to work to advance the mission of Covenant Seminary by expanding the current support base of individual donors, foundations, and churches. He especially enjoys finding ways of connecting donor passions with needs for advancing the gospel. Prior to working at Covenant, John’s professional background included working in politics, campus ministry, and entrepreneurialism. As a native of Seattle, John enjoys outdoor activities, especially running and skiing. John and his best friend and wife, Elizabeth, have four young boys.

Deena Stuart

Director of Legacy Gifts

Deena began her career in development as a Director with the YMCA program in Exton, Pennsylvania, in 1978. She then served as founding Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, and in 1992, transitioned to Director of Development for Knox Seminary. She holds a BA in Business Management and has completed course work at the National Planned Giving Institute at The College of William and Mary. Deena’s mission statement is, “To connect the heart of the donor to the needs of the Seminary,” a purpose which fuels her passion for seminary education to secure the future foundation of Christ’s church. Deena and her pastor-husband, Bob, have been married for 44 years. They have three amazing children and nine amazing grandchildren.

Ken McDonald

Senior Director of Business Development

Ken (MDiv '14) is a west-coast import. The husband of one and father of three brings a diverse background in corporate and entrepreneurial business and ministry to the Development team. His heart beats for taking the Gospel out to the world. With interests in practical theology, discipleship, evangelism, and church planting, Ken thrives on Covenant’s mission to raise up pastors, teachers, counselors, and lay ministers to lead God’s people on God’s mission.  He desires to work with Covenant partners, alumni, and donors to position the seminary as a lifelong partner for a lifetime of ministry.

Travis Marshall

Director of Development

Having 15 years of pastoral experience, Travis (DMin ’16) is energized by fostering caring relationships with churches, donors and alumni.  Through these relationships Travis finds himself as a front-row witness to Christ’s Church being equipped for God’s purposes.  Travis loves a good story and especially enjoys music and art that abstractly points to the unfolding story of redemption.  Being very ordinary and common, Travis is joyful to be a son of an uncommon God.  The best example of this is found in God’s gift of his wife, Kim and their three girls.

Drew Vining

Donor Relations Coordinator

A native of Kansas, Drew joined the Development team at Covenant Seminary in July 2017 as the Donor Relations Coordinator. With a background in communications, he has a variety of experiences working in the church, non-profit organizations, and major retailers. Drew is excited to resume working in a position that serves the mission of God’s church as he has access to the depth of professional and spiritual wisdom available at Covenant. He is supported by his wife, Allie, and one child (due in January 2018).

Shirley Williams

Development Data Coordinator

Shirley came to Covenant 14 years ago, and has spent most of that time on the Development team facilitating donor services and gift administration. Prior to serving at Covenant, Shirley worked at a family retail business, with duties in sales and accounting. Shirley has three grown children and four grandchildren, and in her spare time enjoys reading books in a series, watching classic movies, taking walks, and eating ice cream (especially vanilla/chocolate swirl).

Prakash Jacob

Advancement Data Coordinator

Prakash (MAET '16) grew up in Chennai, India. Prior to his coming to Covenant Seminary  he worked as Senior Executive for Software Testing in Macmillan Publishing Solutions, India. He is married to Rebecca (MAC '17), and has two children. In his time off from work he likes to take his wife and children to explore the sights and sounds of St. Louis, especially visits to the St. Louis zoo and the Arch. He loves listening to sermons and enjoying a good game of cricket. 

Jordan Harwood

Capital Campaign Director

Jordan first began working in Development 10 years ago while studying at Covenant College, where she earned a BA in Philosophy.  Through her varying roles in Alumni Relations and Development, she has since continued to explore and become increasingly passionate about what it means to live with a mindset of generosity and to encourage others similarly.  Amidst her current work at the Seminary on the Hope for the Future Capital Campaign, Jordan is also a student in the MAC program.  Outside of the office, Jordan enjoys engaging in creative projects, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and untangling the overlap between theology, psychology, and philosophy. 

Pace Holdbrooks

Capital Campaign Coordinator

Pace started the MDiv program at Covenant Seminary in the fall of 2016. He recently joined Covenant’s Development team to help with operations and communication for large projects. Upon graduation, Pace hopes to serve the local church as a minister to people who are being continually transformed by Jesus’s love and mercy. Pace’s best friend and life-coach is his wife, Laura, who is also a Covenant student. They love deep friendships, being outdoors, quality food, and good art. Together, they have a dog named Ash, who believes he is a human.

Annie Hall

Capital Campaign Assistant

Annie (MARC ’18) hails from California, Germany, Georgia, and, most recently, western North Carolina. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, she served as a campus ministry intern with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Western Carolina University. Following the internship, she spent two years on staff in the WCU Center for Service Learning. She moved to St. Louis in the fall of 2016 to begin her studies at Covenant Seminary. Annie enjoys traveling, exploring St. Louis, and hanging out with her eight siblings.