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Quentin Wallace

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Dr. Quentin Wallace was appointed to be Covenant’s Senior Pastor effective July 1, 2015. Rev. Wallace comes to Covenant from St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Reading, PA. He also served as pastor of New Beginnings Community United Methodist Church in Reading. Before that he served as Director of Multi-Ethnic Affairs and International student advisor at Albright College in Reading. And we're proud to share that Pastor Quentin received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Palmer Seminary in May of 2018.

One thing you need to know: He's an incredible, dynamic preacher.

Read more about Pastor Quentin here.

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Sally Ott

Pastor of Visitation and Outreach

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Rev. Sally Wisner Ott comes to Covenant following 20 years of serving as Executive Director of LUMINA, a United Methodist mission of the Southwest District, UMC. She brings her organizational and relational skills to her current position as Pastor of Visitation and Outreach. Her primary responsibilities include hospital and home visitations, in conjunction with our Care Team, as well as providing spiritual guidance and other resourcing for the Committee on Missions and Church & Society. Sally was born and raised in Michigan, and came to Lancaster in 1993. She says, “I was wondering what new direction God had in mind for me in retirement. I knew it was not my style to be idle. This opportunity to serve God through Covenant came along at just the right time, convincing me that God has led me here.”

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Santa Jenkins

Youth Director

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Minister Santa Jenkins comes to Covenant, having been a member of Bright Side Baptist Church in Lancaster for 25 years. She has served there in many capacities including Youth Sunday School Teacher, Leader of Women’s Fellowship, Teacher of New Members Classes. She was licensed in 1998. In addition to serving as the Youth Director at Covenant she also works part time as a Chaplain Associate at Lancaster General Hospital. Minister Santa graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in May of 2017 with her Masters in Divinity. She would like everyone to know that she loves the Lord and believes He has a purpose for her at Covenant. Her goals for the youth this coming year are: for the youth to learn who God is, to learn to love and worship Him, to learn to serve Him and then to share him with others. She wants to thank everyone for making her feel welcomed.

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Dolly Kepner

Church Organist

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Dolly has been our organist since the mid-1970s, when she succeeded Mildred Wissler as organist. Amazing fact: Covenant has had only two organists since our current sanctuary was built and the organ installed in about 1926.

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William Kepner

Traditional Worship Music Director/Chancel Choir Director

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Bill is retiring after many years as Traditional Worship Music Director and Chancel Choir Director, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Bill grew up in Covenant Church and has been a member since 1967. He’s always had active roles in music, lay leadership, worship and Christian education. Currently Bill serves as Traditional Worship Music Director, and Chancel Choir Director. Says Bill, “I am all about relationships, team building and servant leadership. I love the Lord, I love people and I love to serve. I also am amazed how with each choir rehearsal, each musical presentation and each Sunday school class I continue to grow and learn and how God enhances my spiritual journey.”

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Sue Kresge

Contemporary Worship Leader

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Sue has been our contemporary worship leader since 2001, except for a brief hiatus in 2014-2015.

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Robin Ingram

Bell Choir Director

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Robin’s passion is worshiping and praising God through music and she has been involved with various Covenant U.M. Music ministries since 1985. She is looking forward to making a joyful noise to the Lord with the sound of ringing handbells!

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Virginia Landis

Office Manager

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Virginia "Ginny" Landis has been our Covenant Office Manager for more than 20 years. If you want to know what's going on at Covenant, ask Ginny!