Praise Covenant


As we head into the next chapter at Praise Covenant Church, we know there are some concerns and questions about what is next. We hope that this page can be a place where you can find the latest information in the transition season and better help you “Stay in the […]

Stay in the Loop


Pete brings 13 years of youth ministry experience to Praise Covenant Church.  He has worked worked tirelessly to build sustainable youth ministry programs that lead to continued spiritual growth in young people and healthy church youth departments.  This includes tenures at churches and ministries in Chicago and Nashville, with international […]

Pete Rizzuto





Meredith started working at Praise Covenant as an administrative assistant, and was always involved in leading worship. She spent considerable time being mentored by many of the wonderful leaders and pastors at Praise and deeply loves the community here. She has a passion for worship and longs to see God’s people draw close […]

Meredith Holland


Amanda has always had a heart for kids and adores them greatly. She is led by God to minister to the hearts of children through Praise Covenant Church. She started following Christ as a little girl while attending Sunday School and has never stopped since. She knows how important it […]

Amanda Smith



Worship, The Word of God, Community, Healing, Discipleship, Outreach, and Prayer.     Worship: God is at home with people who praise Him.   The Word of God: We affirm the centrality of the Word of God – the Bible. We believe the Bible is the only perfect rule for […]

Defining Values


Thomas was raised in the church since he was three years old when his parents came to know the Lord. Even though he was raised in the church, he really began his relationship with the Lord when he attended college at Covenant Bible College in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada in 2005. […]

Thomas Kenyon


Brooke has always felt that her calling has been to work with children, and really values the opportunity she has to serve at Praise Covenant Church as the Children’s Ministry Director. She also works with Mom’s Morning Out Preschool at Praise where she very much enjoys both the kids and […]

Brooke Howes



Mark grew up in a pastor’s family and at a young age committed his life to Jesus. However, it probably wasn’t until late in high school when he truly began to surrender his entire life to God. God called him into the ministry and in 2008 he became a Youth […]

Mark Knight


Pastor Rick had a long-standing passion to be in pastoral ministry but life circumstances delayed the realization of his dream. After suffering an unwanted divorce in his first marriage, he completed an undergraduate degree in Biblical Literature and a Master of Arts degree in Social Science (specializing in Marriage, Family, […]

Rick VanderLinda