Meet the Student Life Staff

Dean of Students Brad Voyles

Brad Voyles
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students (2005)


Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary
M.S.Ed., Educational Administration, Southern Illinois University
B.A., Biological Sciences, DePauw University




Brad Voyles oversees the direction of the student development team. By supervising, coordinating, and engaging the many different aspects of student development, Brad plays a vital role in encouraging a vibrant educational and relational environment on campus. Brad is married with three children and serves as an elder at Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church.



Associate Dean of Students Jonathan Ingraham

Jonathan Ingraham
Associate Dean of Students, Residence Life (2012)


B.A., Biblical Studies, Covenant College
M.A., Higher Education, Geneva College (anticipated 2013)




Jonathan Ingraham is responsible for the supervision and direction of the residence life office. He works with the resident directors and assistant resident directors to provide safe and secure housing, healthy community, educational programs, and spiritual discipleship for students at Covenant. He enjoys seeing students connect the knowledge they gain in class with their interactions in everyday life. Jonathan and his wife live on Lookout Mountain and are members of New City Fellowship.



Associate Dean of Students, Student Life

Sarah Ocando
Associate Dean of Students, Student Life


B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies – Community Development, English, & Sociology, Covenant College




Sarah Ocando is responsible for implementing and maintaining the student life programs, which include new student orientation, the diversity program, student leadership opportunities, and serving as a liason for Parents Council. Sarah and her husband are members of New City Fellowship East Lake.



Director of Career and Academic Development Janet Hulsey

Janet C. Hulsey
Director of Academic Support 


M.A., College Student Development/Counseling, Appalachian State University
B.A., Psychology, Wake Forest University




Janet Hulsey serves as the director of academic support, working with students who are struggling academically, need assistance with study skills, time management, learning styles and accountability. Janet, her husband, and daughters are members of Rock Creek Fellowship.



Coordinator of Student Leadership Sam Guthrie

Sam Guthrie
Coordinator of Student Leadership (2014)




Sam Guthrie supports the associate dean of students for student life in working with student leaders and student life programs. He assists with New Student Orientation, works with the Campus Activities Board and Student Senate, and oversees clubs and organizations. Sam lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attends New City Fellowship in East Lake.



Becky Valkenburg

Becky Valkenburg
Student Development Office Coordinator (2012)


B.A., Community Development, Covenant College




 Becky Valkenburg provides administrative assistance to the student development and residence life staff. She also oversees Covenant’s Mark 10:45 program. Becky lives in Chattanooga, TN, and is a member of New City Fellowship.