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)


M.A., Higher Education, Geneva College 
B.A., Biblical Studies, Covenant College



Jonathan Ingraham is responsible for the supervision and direction of the residence life office. He works with the resident directors and community coordinators 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, Erin, live Chattanooga with their two daughters (Raley & Penny) 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 Neely Goree

Neely Goree
Coordinator of Student Leadership (2015)


M.A., Theology, Moody Theological Seminary
B.A., Communications, Moody Bible Institute




Neely Goree supports the associate dean of students for student life in working with student leaders and student life programs. She assists with New Student Orientation, works with the Campus Activities Board and Student Senate, and oversees clubs and organizations. Neely attends Northshore Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN.