Covenant Christian Church Pastor

Loren Strait

Loren Strait

Pastor

I write today to introduce myself to you and to share a thought or two regarding my desire to serve alongside you in your ongoing witness in the love of God made known to us in Jesus Christ.
Perhaps some of you remember my wife Mary and me from the not too distant past when we worshiped with you.
In those experiences I have seen your love for one another, your desire to make faith relevant and purposeful within the community, and your determination to explore and venture into new expressions of being church.
I know that you have a deep commitment to welcoming and sustaining grace for all who gather and share in this holy journey, vibrant faith that brings honest and authentic conversations, freedom for all to find a path that brings faith into action, and a spirit that is not defined by the numbers but by the possibilities to which God is calling.
As your pastor I would be honored, challenged and enlivened to be a part of such a ministry. I believe in this community. The world needs Covenant Christian Church and it would be an honor to serve, care, dream and become alongside you.
Grace and Peace,
Loren Strait

Covenant Christian Church Staff

Katie Pithan

Katie Pithan

Administrative Assistant

Hi my name is Katie Pithan and I am the administrative assistant at Covenant Christian Church. I have 2 daughters, Jennifer & Jaime and an amazing husband named Pat. I am a retired teacher from the Urbandale/Des Moines School Districts. I love to garden, go for walks and ride in our boat on nice days. I feel very blessed to have met so many wonderful people here at Covenant Christian Church since I started working here in the Spring 2019.

Judith Henry

Judith Henry

Music Director

Judith began her music career in the 4th grade.  She has always been involved in church music, singing, accompanying, arranging and teaching through middle school, high school and college.  She has an undergraduate degree in Music Education with an emphasis in vocal performance and a graduate degree in Organ Performance.  She has taught public school music and now teaches private vocal and piano lessons in her studio located in Valley Junction. She also has written and arranged music for choirs, vocal solos and small ensembles, piano and organ solos and duets, bell choirs and other instruments, besides writing and performing her own CD's.  Her church music jobs have included a range from directing a praise band to playing classical organ.