Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

Church Leadership


Phone: 704.333.9071

Bob Henderson

Senior Minister, Head of Staff

Bob's ministry has focused on the centrality of worship, on pastoral care, and on vibrant mission programs.
He is interested in creating and leading dynamic worship that is faithful to Reformed Theology. "With the dawn of the new millennium, the church stands at a critical juncture in her history.
Phone: 704.804.7580

Katherine Kerr

Senior Associate Minister for Congregational Life and Pastoral Care 

Katherine's  greatest joy in ministry is making connections with people in order to share God’s love and spread God’s word. Whether in worship, in conversation, or through serving together, it is our human connections that most profoundly show us how God is at work in our world. 
Phone: 704.804.7572

Grace Lindvall

Associate Minister for Education

Prior to her time at Covenant, Grace served as an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte since 2015. She holds a BA in political science and English and a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Grace has held various internships during seminary, including youth ministry, worship leadership and Bible study curriculum development. She also served in Rwanda and Kenya. 
Phone: 704.804.7573

Molly Smerko

Pastoral Resident – Education

Molly was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, but calls Raleigh home. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina with a B.A. in Religious and Ethical Studies and Spanish. She earned her M.Div from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She has served at several Presbyterian churches in North Carolina and Virginia and completed her clinical pastoral education (CPE) at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Molly is passionate about journeying with people of all ages and stages through the joys and complexities of life. When not at church, Molly can be found walking around her neighborhood with her sweet but rambunctious German Shepherd puppy, Ginny.
Phone: 704.804.7577

Serenitye Taylor

Pastoral Resident – Congregational Life and Pastoral Care

Serenitye has a passion for being in loving community with others. Her interest includes pastoral care and chaplaincy. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in English and is a recent graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. She has served as a volunteer for Hospice in Rock Hill, SC as well as a Chaplain intern at Atrium Hospital. Serenitye believes that it is a privilege to serve alongside others and with those in need.
Phone: 704.804.7578 

Nikki Zimmermann

Pastoral Resident – Mission and Outreach

Nikki was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia before heading to UNC-Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies. After college, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee as part of the 2016 Teach for America Corps where she taught 6th grade ELA. From Nashville, Nikki moved to Princeton, New Jersey to begin her studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. During her third year in the Master of Divinity program, Nikki served as the Pastor of Sunday Worship at Kingston United Methodist in Kingston, NJ. When she is not at church, Nikki can be found on a bike ride, a run, or reading on her Mezzanine porch.

Current Elders

As a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Presbytery of Charlotte, Covenant is organized according to the denomination's Book of Order. Men and women are nominated and elected by the congregation to serve three-year terms as ordained elders.
Session Minutes are recorded here.

Wilson Bacon

Sandra Boozer

Lucy Butler

Liza Christy

Katie Coley

Katie Cornwell

John Downs

Anna Wade DuPuy

Mark Folk

Hugh Gaither

Betty Graybeal

Stephanie Guffin

Jeff Hallen

Kerry Hamilton

Carla Haughton

Lecia Horne

Tim Kendrick

Phil Koonce

Tommy Lawson

Hannah Leitner

John Longshore

Ben Mallicote

Erin Nixon

Drew Quartapella

Ann Reed

Ashley Roehrig

Lecia Shockley

Paul Steffens

Courtney St. Onge

Burnet Tucker

Liz Ward

Grace Williams

Church Committee members

Our variety of ministries can only be successful with leadership and assistance from across the congregation.

Our variety of ministries can only be successful with leadership and assistance from across the congregation.
Each year the Committee on Assignments works to help people find a place to serve that matches their gifts and interests.
Click here for a list of many of those serving in ministry areas this year.