Rev. Dr. Devyn Chambers Johnson
Pastor Devyn grew up in Washington State about an hour southeast of Seattle. She is the oldest of four and grew up a pastor’s daughter in southern Baptist and non-denominational churches. Devyn attended Trinity Western University in British Columbia Canada before moving to downtown Seattle where she worked in higher education at Seattle Pacific University. She attended North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago where she met Pastor Ryan. After seminary she continued to work in higher education at North Park Seminary and Loyola University Chicago. Most recently Pastor Devyn served as co-pastor (with Pastor Ryan) at the ECC church in Springfield, Virginia, but she has also served churches in Washington State and Illinois. While in Virginia, Pastor Devyn completed her doctorate at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is the founder of "Four More Women in the Pulpit" an initiative to encourage churches to invite more women into their pulpits. Pastor Devyn is also an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and coaches/mentors other leaders (revdevyn.com). She enjoys drinking coffee, listening to live music, reading, playing Scrabble, and finishing Ryan’s crossword puzzles.
Rev. Ryan Chambers Johnson
Pastor Ryan has been the co-pastor of Covenant Congregational Church since 2021, sharing the position with his wife Pastor Devyn. Together, they oversee the church in growing in God’s word and keeping in step with the Spirit.
Pastor Ryan is the eldest of six siblings and grew up in Rockford, Illinois, a city 100 miles northwest of Chicago where he attended First Covenant Church growing up. Ryan then attended Trinity International University, a college in the Chicago suburbs, and worked summers at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Wisconsin. Through the encouragement of the church and godly friends, he felt the call to the ministry, and began studies at North Park Seminary in Chicago where he met his lovely wife. He has served as Pastor of Teaching and Worship at Grace Covenant Church in Chicago and, most recently, as Co-Pastor of Community Covenant Church in Springfield, Virginia.
When he’s not at church, Ryan loves to spend time outdoors with his two girls, Rosie and Susanna. He also enjoys hiking, reading, playing guitar and completing crossword puzzles. He also loves baseball, and is on a quest to visit every major league park (current count: 21)
Pastor Ryan and Pastor Devyn got engaged at the top of a waterfall and share a love for hospitality, live music and God's people. In 2012 they welcomed home Rosie (Rosemary) and in 2016 Susanna. Rosie and Susanna both love music, playing outside, and most recently--sledding in North Easton!
Marlena started as an interim in August of 2022 and transitioned to our office administrator in late 2022. She first started attending the church at three years old and has grown up here. She attended weekly and participated in Sunday School, Confirmation, Camp Squanto, CHIC and a Mission Trip to Lame Deer, Montana in 2014.
She graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA in Criminal Justice and has a desire to become part of the Department of Corrections for the state of Massachusetts as a Correctional Officer.
Ginny Elson is our Director of Music Ministries. She directs our Choir and Handbell groups, and organizes musical activities for our children.
Ginny has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music and has studied at the Virginia Wesleyan University Center for Sacred Music. She served our church as Director of Music Ministries from 2003 - 2007, and has been with us again since 2017.
She is a retired teacher and lives with her husband, Jim, in Easton. She is a doting grandmother of two who enjoys family time, travel, and reading.
Director of Music Ministries
Alice Fu is a native of Taiwan and immigrated to the U.S. to continue her musical study at the Walnut Hill school for the Arts at age 15. She earned both B.M and M.M. in Piano Performance under the supervision of Marian Hahn from Peabody Conservatory at Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Fu is a versatile pianist, vocal coach, established accompanist and passionate educator.
Currently, she runs her own piano studio with a mission to help students find their passion and inspiration for music. She develops their skills to craft their own work as well as trains their ears to appreciate and understanding different styles of music. Music is in our everyday life and could affect all of us in the most positive way.
Adam is the guy behind the scenes that makes sure you can follow along in our worship at home and in church. He is a total "techie" and makes sure we're all pulling in the same direction.
He has been part of the church all his life and he also volunteers with the youth ministries from time to time, especially the youth retreats.
Nick and his wife Cathy have been members of the church for over 25+ years. Nick is currently on staff as the church custodian and also serves on the Properties Ministry. In the past Nick was a counselor and mentor for the church youth. Nick handles all the internal computer systems as well as the website and assists in streaming the live worship services.
Nick has three grown children, Allie, Niko, and Zac.
Nick volunteers a lot of his time by using his gifts and talents to help others by fixing small engine machines such as lawn mowers, Automobiles and also any computer-related needs of his friends and neighbors.
Nick feels closest to God when he is cleaning the church. In his leisure time, Nick enjoys family time at his camper in NJ and hanging with his dog Star.