It is with considerable joy that I share the good news that we (our Session) have called Steven Herriott to service as our new Director of Youth and Families. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, he will devote 75% of his time to Youth Ministry and 25% to Family Ministry. He, our Associate Pastor, and Cyndy (Director of Children’s Ministry) will work together in discipling young families/children and youth.
Now, who is Steven? Steven joined Covenant in middle school and became a leader in our youth ministry, serving as high school and college intern. He knows our philosophy of growing student disciples and has served as a volunteer in a previous church. Steven has taught elementary school in Birmingham and Huntsville for eleven years. He has a BS in Elementary Education from Samford and a Masters from UAB. He is a gifted young man who is married to Victoria (Christian) Herriott. They have four beautiful young children. Both are active in our Young Adults Ministry. We know Steven, and have known him for many years. And that is important. In addition, he is a gifted young man who will serve well.
He will be serving as our Temporary Youth Director for June and July, a full-time position, and will start his new position August 1st. Please welcome and pray for Steven and his family as he joins our staff leadership team.
What about our other positions? Our Associate Pastor Search Team is in the process of interviewing candidates. We are hopeful these will prove fruitful for us.
Our Director of Music Search Team is in the process of interviewing candidates and are hopeful one of them will serve among us.
Finally, our Executive Assistant to the Pastors Search Team is also interviewing candidates and reviewing resumes. As with the other positions, we are excited to be in conversation with some talented people.
I want to thank our Session which has worked diligently and respectfully in discerning our needs and developing a staff leadership model to help us move forward.
And, a very special thank you to Richard Brooks who continues to serve as our part time Assistant Pastor.
What a joy it is to serve among you!
Grace and love,