Covenant names preschool director

Covenant is pleased to announce that Rebecca Buckner "Becky" Stout will join the staff at Covenant on Monday, August 12 as Director of Preschool reporting to Chris Callaway, Managing Director of the CDC.

Becky brings rich and varied experience in early childhood education, having served as a director, lead teacher, children’s minister and preschool consultant over her 30-year career. Most recently, she was Minister of Children and Families at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, TN, where she also taught religion courses at Carson-Newman University. 

Becky spent several years in Charlotte earlier in her career, including leadership roles at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church and Providence Baptist Church.

Becky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Carson-Newman and a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Becky has worked as a swim coach for more than 25 years, including at SwimMAC Carolina, the YMCA and the JCC. 

As a community volunteer, Becky has supported the work of Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian Outreach Ministry Center, Ronald McDonald House and Friends of the Library.  She enjoys kayaking, bird-watching and tennis in her spare time.  Becky and her husband Jim, who works for Bank of America here, are looking forward to spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and new grandchild who live in Charlotte. 

Please join us in welcoming Becky and supporting her ministry among us.