Andrew and his wife Lynn came to Berkeley Covenant in 2002 with a vision to grow a university ministry through authentic fellowship and biblical discipleship. After graduating from UC Davis in 2000 and student leading with InterVarsity, Andrew took a position as lead intern overseeing the high school ministry at Community Covenant Church in Santa Barbara. Andrew became interim pastor at Berkeley Covenant in 2006 and was later called by the congregation to become our Senior Pastor in 2008.
Joshua Moritz PhD, Director of Christian Formation
Joshua and his wife Melissa both grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. After attending Calvin College in Michigan and Moravian Seminary in Bethlehem, Joshua came to Berkeley in 2001 to pursue doctoral studies examining the interface between philosophy, theology, and the natural sciences. Joshua has worked as both a Biblical archaeologist and a university professor, and holds academic degrees in numerous fields (including philosophy, theology, history, ancient languages, and biology). Joshua began teaching adult education classes at Berkeley Covent Church in 2002 and he also teaches undergraduate philosophy at the University of San Francisco, theology at the Jesuit Graduate School of Theology at Santa Clara University, theology and science at the Graduate Theological Union, and theology classes at the School of Applied Theology in Berkeley. Joshua is Managing Editor of the academic journal Theology and Science and he has authored numerous books and articles, including Science and Religion: Beyond Warfare and Toward Understanding (Anselm Academic, 2016). Joshua has served as the Director of Christian Formation at Berkeley Covenant Church since April, 2017. When he’s not having deep conversations about God, philosophy, theology, or science, Joshua enjoys carpentry, camping, hiking, fencing, and especially playing Legos with his son Xavier.
Rachelle Hayes, Youth Director
Rachelle came from Sacramento to be part of Berkeley Covenant Church in the summer of 2011 after graduating from UC Davis in 2010 and student leading with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. With a desire to move to the East Bay and partner with God’s family in inner city ministry, she began at Berkeley Covenant as a youth ministry intern for 1.5 years and then became the Youth Director in the spring of 2014. She loves spending time with the youth, her family and friends, and enjoys speaking Spanish, engaging with people of different cultures and backgrounds and volunteering in community gardens. Rachelle has an identical twin sister! Rachelle@berkeleycov.org
Leanne is married to Bruce and has two daughters, Allie and Kayla. Leanne grew up in Healdsburg, CA, and received her BA and Teaching Credential from CSU Sacramento. In 1999, she moved to Berkeley to start her first teaching job as a 4th grade teacher in a Spanish/English bilingual program, where she taught for 5 years. She has been an active member of the worship ministry at Berkeley Covenant since 2001, and became the Worship Director of Adults & Children in 2008. Leanne also partners with Laurie Fiddes in leading the Greenhouse Ministry to children, youth & families. Leanne@berkeleycov.org
Laurie is married to Kevin and they have raised 3 sons, Greg, Tim and Daniel. She grew up in Berkeley and has attended Berkeley Covenant all her life. Laurie graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Home Economics/Nutrition. In High School she started helping her mom with an after school kids program at the church called, “The Good News Club”. Since then she has worked with children in the church and in the schools her boys attended. She has served as the Children’s Director since 2006. Laurie@berkeleycov.org
Karen Davidson has been involved with our church since 2002 when she married Philip, a long–time member of Berkeley Covenant Church. Her ministry experience includes women’s leadership and education, adult education, and social event planning/coordination. She has served on pastoral search and nominating committees, and has led numerous women’s retreats. Since July 2008, she has served as our Director of Administration, putting her extensive career experience in accounting and administrative management to good use. Karen@berkeleycov.org