Meet Our Team

Our Pastors

Bobbi Lassiter

Associate Pastor

Rev. Bobbi Lassiter is passionate about connecting spaces to help others intentionally do life together, grow spiritually with one another, and support each other in life’s faith journey. She holds an AA in Elementary Education from Gulf Coast Community College, a BS in Social Sciences from Florida State University, and a Master’s in Youth Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. During her decade-long ministry career, she has served the communities of St. Andrews UMC, Port St. Joe FUMC, East Mt. Zion UMC, Ozark FUMC, and Christ United in Mobile.

Kyle Gatlin

Senior Pastor

Kyle came to Covenant in 1999 after serving as Pastor of churches in Blountstown, Florida, and Montgomery, AL. He has been married to Deandra since 1991 (Kyle wanted this in his bio so he wouldn’t forget the year). They have a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Sterling, who, along with his wife, the former Amy Brooks – have two boys – Brooks and Wells. Kyle was named Senior Pastor of Covenant on August 17, 2022, after Dr. Hays McKay lost his three-year battle with cancer on July 16, 2022. In his off time, Kyle is a football/baseball official with AHSAA, feeds horses most every morning, and enjoys spending time with his grandsons and their cars.

Our Staff

Pat Heldman

Church Administrator

Annette Lovrich

Director of Finance

James Barnes

Congregational Care Minister

Sherry Koogler

Director of Community Life

Barbi Nolan

Missions Coordinator

Jamey Green

CovKids Director

Ashley Stokes

CovKids Coordinator

Ruth Golden

Preschool Coordinator

Martika Craig

Nursery Coordinator

Sandy Uhler

Director of Covenant Preschool/Childcare

Nick Shepherd

CovStudents Director

Lauren Barfield-Shepherd

CovStudents Assistant Director / Hospitality Coordinator

Michael Smith

Recreation Director

Juan Cepero

Director of Communications

Courtney Hardy

Program Administrative Assistant

Lori Heldman

Executive Administrative Assistant

Lisa Shirley

Serving Coordinator

Megan DeLong

Events Coordinator

Terri Gibbons

Administrative Assistant

Laura Grace Holmes

Traditional Worship Leader

Trey McKay

Contemporary Worship Leader

Logan Huth

Technical Coordinator

Alan Gothard

Audio Engineer / Sound Technician

Prax Urquiza
Prax Urquiza

Maintenance Staff

Ricky Reese
Ricky Reese

Maintenance Staff

Nora Hutchinson
Nora Hutchinson