Clergy

The Rev. James Sullivan - Pastor

James Sullivan is the husband of Helena Sullivan with whom he has two children, Ruth (8) and Ransom (6).  He holds a Master of Arts in Ancient History from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

James is a Navy Veteran, having served with the Marine Corps as a Combat Corpsman.  

James loves the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.  He enjoys reading fiction aloud with his family, playing board games, cooking, and making wine.   James’ theology is influenced by Richard Hooker, Peter Leithart, and Hans Boersma.  His favorite fiction authors are Anthony Trollope, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.  

 

The Rev. Dcn. Tim Gehrke  

Tim Gehrke is the husband of Pamela K. Gehrke. They were married in November of 1984 and are the parents of 7 children (5 sons and 2 daughters), and have 11 grandchildren.  Tim studied at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, where he majored in Aviation Maintenance. He is a federally licensed Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.  

His professional career has included 17 years with American Airlines followed by Nestle Waters NA. He currently works full-time as a Production Supervisor for Dicastal NA.  

Tim is dedicated to his church and family, and also enjoys a number of outdoor distractions including hunting, fishing, softball, and golf.  We should not neglect to mention that he also loves baseball. Tim loves to read and enjoys the works of John Calvin, Martin Luther and N.T. Wright.

 

The Rev. Paul D. Cook -  Rector Emeritus

Rev. Cook was ordained pastor of Covenant Church in January of 2001. A native of central Michigan, he began his undergraduate studies at Grand Rapids Baptist College, (now Cornerstone University), and completed his B.A. at Colorado Christian University. He received his seminary training at the Reformed Baptist School of Theology in Grand Rapids. His sermons are clear, doctrinal, and full of practical application.  

Pastor and Mrs. Cook have been married for 40 years, and are the happy parents of nine children and nine grandchildren. 

In 2019, Rev. Cook was received as a Presbyter in the Reformed Episcopal Church.

 

Covenant Church's Vestry

Matthew Gehrke
Luke Crouse
Kathy Kalil