Directory & Committees

Council 2016 – 2017

Elders
Dennis De Jong—Clerk (2016-2019)
Bob DeSmith—President (2014-2017)
Terry Friend—Vicar (2015-2018)
Dave Goslinga(2014-2017)
Ben Lappenga (2016-2019)
Brian Mellema (2015-2018)
Kory Plockmeyer—Pastor
Dave Schelhaas—Vice-President (2015-2018)
Mark Tazelaar (2016-2019)

Deacons
Jan Bajema (2015-2018)
Lisa Christians (2016-2019)
Tom Clark—Treasurer (2016-2019)
Chris Goedhart—Chair (2014-2017)
Pat Kornelis—Secretary (2015-2018)
Lee Mellema (2016-2019)
Margaret Vande Kraats—Vicar (2015-2018)
Linda Visser (2015-2017)

Executive Committee
Tom Clark, Dennis De Jong, Bob DeSmith,
Chris Goedhart, Kory Plockmeyer, Dave Schelhaas

Pastoral Group List

The Covenant congregation is divided into seven pastoral groups with an Elder and Deacon assigned to each group. The goal of these groups is to carry out the work of pastoral care and to facilitate care and concern within the body by providing a way for members to get to know one another in a smaller group setting, enabling them to minister to and encourage one another.

2016-2017 Pastoral Groups List

Committee Assignments

Committee Member Assignments are available at this link.

Prayer Chain

When a prayer need arises, call the prayer chain coordinator Sara Ploegstra, (church office 722-4465 or at home) or email covenant@mtcnet.net. If there is no answer, please contact your pastor, elder, or deacon. All members will each simultaneously receive the prayer request by e-mail.

Urgent Needs
In a life-and-death situation, contact the prayer chain coordinator and your pastor, elder, or deacon. Then we will initiate a phone prayer chain in addition to emailing the prayer request to the congregation.

Church Committees

Building Committee

The Building Committee is responsible for the physical plant.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee helps coordinate the allocation of financial resources towards Christ-centered education for children from kindergarten through high school graduation.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


College Relations Committee

College Relations Committee organizes welcoming events for college students in the area.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Education Committee

The direction of our church education program is spearheaded by the Education Committee.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Food Service Committee

The Food Service Committee is in charge of orchestrating refreshments for regular and special occasions.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


GLUE

The purpose of the GLUE team is to provide long-term support to individuals or families who have unique needs or gifts and thereby provide an avenue for greater participation in the Covenant Church community.

The team is currently providing an individualized church education program for a student who would not otherwise be a part of Covenant’s church education program.

The duties of the coordinator is to find teachers, set up teacher orientation meetings each fall, and order materials.

GLUE stands for Giving, Loving, Understanding, Encouraging.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Helping Hand Coordinator

The Helping Hands Coordinator plans meals for needy families in Covenant church, e.g. after the birth of a new baby, after surgery, or during sickness.


Historical Coordinator

The Historical Coordinator compiles an annual report about the births, deaths, baptisms, professions of faith, and membership transfers.


Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is in charge of planning the worship services.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Nursery Committee

The Nursery Committee coordinates the nursery schedules, maintains cleanliness standards, and ensures that there are adequate supplies.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee sees to the hiring of church personnel, as well as annual performance reviews.

To view the list of committee members, click here.


Prayer Chain Coordinator

The Prayer Chain Coordinator is responsible for managing the protocol concerning time-sensitive prayer requests.

If you would like to submit prayer request, please go here. The request will be distributed the next time the church office is staffed.

If the request is urgent, please contact Sara Ploegstra at the church office (722-4465 or covenant@mtcnet.net) or at home, so that the request can be sent immediately.


Welcoming Committee

The Welcoming Committee pays special attention to making guests and new attendees feel welcomed.

To view the list of committee members, click here.