Stay in the Loop


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 Loop.” We want you to be in the know about all that is happening!

In a season of transition, there will (obviously) be changes, and that can be exciting, and that can be nerve-wracking. We as a staff and Leadership Team encourage you to stay in a spirit of prayer for our church. Prayer is of vital importance because it will help with wisdom in leadership and clarity of God’s will AND IT WILL ALSO help you, the prayer warrior, to have a sense of peace that comes through the Holy Spirit. We know that God is at the helm.

Feel free to contact the Leadership Team with any encouragement or concerns/questions – praiseleadership@praisecovenant.net.

Pastoral Transition

The Praise Leadership Team is praising God for His leading and provision in bringing us a Transitional Pastor
whose background, skills, and abilities are exactly what we need in this time of transition. Pastor Mark Novak, former Superintendent of the North Pacific Conference (now the Pacific Northwest Conference). In his role as a Transitional Pastor, Mark Novak will be mostly working with the Leadership Team and staff, providing advice and mentorship, preaching 1-2 times per month, and preparing the church for the next Lead Pastor. Day-to-day ministry remains the responsibility of our current staff under Mark Novak’s guidance.

About Mark Novak

Mark Novak grew up in Renton, attending Hillman Covenant Church in Columbia City. He graduated from Seattle
Pacific with a degree in political science and from North Park Theological Seminary with a Master of
Divinity. Throughout his ministry, he has served as a Youth Pastor, Church Planter and Revitalization Pastor. In January 1999, he was called as Superintendent of the North Pacific Conference, where he served for 12 1/2
years. For the last five years, he has been the Executive Minister for Develop Leaders for the Evangelical
Covenant Church in Chicago. He includes leadership development and creating cultures of trust as favorite areas
of ministry.  Mark and his wife, Marilyn, have been married for 41 years. They are enjoying living near their three married children and five grandchildren.