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Aaron Sutherland

Lead Pastor

Pastor Aaron met his wife Pastor Paula in college, and they have been growing in love together for 25 years ever since. Aaron earned a bachelor’s degree from New Hope Christian College and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Formational Leadership from Capital Seminary. He is a licensed pastor with Open Bible Churches.

Paula Sutherland

Pastor and Life Coach

Pastor Paula met and married Pastor Aaron in college and the two have been growing in love together for the past 25 years. Paula earned a bachelor’s degree from New Hope Christian College, received her professional life coaching certification through Western Seminary as well as credentialing as a PCC through the ICF. 

Brandon Berg

Executive Pastor

Pastor Brandon has been married to Pastor Joy for 25 years and they have two amazing kids- Kayla and Andrew. Brandon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University

Joy Berg

Teaching Pastor & Life Coach

Pastor Joy has been married to Pastor Brandon for 25 years and together they have two amazing kids- Kayla and Andrew. Joy is a certified Life Coach and strength training coach.

Janelle Chandler

Connections Pastor

Pastor Janelle is from Grass Valley, California. She is the youngest of 3 and is the only girl. She's been married to her high school sweetheart Jeremy for almost 24 years. They have 2 girls and a son-in-law, Madison and Christin married to Aaron. 

Ethan Sutherland

Cove Youth Pastor

Pastor Ethan was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but has lived in Eugene for the last 7 years and considers Eugene home! He is Cove Church’s Youth Pastor.

Adele Grimes

Executive Administrator

Adele is a native Oregonian, having lived in Eugene her whole life. She attended Eugene Bible College (now New Hope Christian College) and received her BA in Christian Education. Though her original plan in life was to become an Elementary School Teacher, God had other plans in line for her. After graduating college, she joined NHCC's staff and was able to work in several departments through her 6 years on team there. During that time, also was invited to be apart of the planting team for Cove Church.

Zoe Schlosser

Administrative Assistant

Zoe grew up outside a very small town in central Oregon called Maupin, on a cattle ranch.  Zoe started attending New Hope Christian College in 2014 where she played volleyball for four years, grew in her relationship with Christ, made many life-long friends, and met her husband, Gordon.

Gianna Flaming

Cove Kids Director

Gianna was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She officially became an Oregon resident shortly after completing her Bachelors at New Hope Christian College in 2019.  As the Cove Kids Director, Gianna loves getting to equip volunteers and families to champion their Cove kids to be world changers for Jesus. 

Emily Bickel

Cove Kids Programming Coordinator

Emily has lived in Eugene, OR for her whole life and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Emily and her husband Chance have been at Cove for the last 4 years, and love calling it their home. Throughout her time at Cove, she has been able to serve in many areas, but she is so excited to share Jesus with our Cove kids. 

Winston Arblaster

Worship Director & Life Groups Director

Winston is an Oregonian whose favorite things include the “3 C’s”: coffee, craft beer, and writings of the Church Fathers.  As Worship Director, the highlight of his week is when he sees others open their hearts to God in worship.

Gordon Schlosser

Programming Director & Equipping Admin Assistant

Gordon comes from Waldport, Oregon and came to Eugene in 2013 to attend New Hope Christian College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Creative Arts. He found himself at Cove Church serving on the worship team throughout his college years and came on staff in the spring of 2020.

Stephanie Grecco

Vocal Director

Born in Seattle and raised in California, Stephanie came to Eugene in 2013, quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest, and jumped headfirst into serving at Cove Church. She comes from a multi-generational ministry family whose parents are still pastors of the church they planted in Southern California today.

Anthony Hatzel

Music Director

Anthony is from Coos Bay Oregon. He adores the family that God has proved at Cove Church! "I honestly have never experienced a work environment like this before. I really am being revived for the journey".  Fun Fact: He likes black licorice. 

Chance Bickel

Tech Lead & Facilities Coordinator

Chance and his beautiful wife Emily have been a part of Cove Church for the last 4 years and have loved the community that they have found and been blessed to call Cove Church home. Chance was born in Eugene but was raised in the mountains of Helena, Montana.

Eric Morris

Pastoral Resident

Eric is from Eugene, Oregon. He loves to bring people together for fellowship, fun, and time to enjoy life together outside of the church.  Eric is married to his beautiful wife, Andrea, who is a registered nurse. They have three fantastic kiddos, Brady, Ivy and Hadley. Their family is an active family that loves to stay busy with sports, exercise, and travel. 

Eric Helebrant

Pastoral Resident

Eric is a Forestry Technician in Timber Pre-Sale and a Wildland Firefighter for the US Forest Service. Eric was born and raised in South Detroit Michigan, and is a dad to two boys Austin and Zack.  Eric has completed Tier 1 in Discover Ministry School and is now a student and instructor in Tier 2. Eric has recently accepted a Pastoral Resident at Cove Church, along with being a part of Cove ministries that include Rooted, Alpha, Revival Prayer Ministry, and Cove Crew. 

Rebecca Stutzman

MOPS & MOMSnext Leader

Rebecca grew up in a small town in central California and relocated to Oregon in 2008 where she met and married her husband. Several years and two daughters later, Rebecca paused her professional endeavors to stay at home with her girls while they are young.

Carol Childers

Welcome Center Leader

Carol is originally from Northern California. Born and raised in Grass Valley,  she has made Eugene her home since 1996. Carol leads her amazing team who are always ready to bless anyone who enters Cove Church. She has a passion to make all who call or come to Cove on a weekday feel welcome and be greeted with a smile and an encouraging word!

 

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