Meet Our HR Staff
Pat Semtner oversees the direction of the human resources department and team while being responsible for the design, operationalization, and ongoing management of all HR practices for the College, ensuring that the College’s HR strategy and related practices reinforce the accomplishment of the College-wide strategic objectives. Having earned a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in human relations, Pat holds the following certifications: SPHR, CCP, CBP, and GRP. He is married with three grown children, and he and his wife are members of New City Fellowship.
Judy Pennyman came to Covenant with over 27 years of experience in the disability, health/dental, and life-insurance industry, as an insurance agent in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. She assists in the mission of the department while being responsible for the interpretation of HR policies, initiating staff recruitment, assisting in training, and overseeing benefits administration. Judy has two adult daughters and is a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Joy Branham '08
Joy Branham analyzes, prepares and inputs payroll data, and supports the HR department. Along with assisting in compliance issues, she works closely with the accounting and financial aid offices in budgeting and other student- and employee-related functions. A graduate of Covenant, Joy attends St. Elmo Presbyterian Church.