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Parents Council

Parents Council Feb. 2020

The Covenant College Parents Council exists to advance the mission of the College by cultivating productive partnerships between the parents of Covenant students and the College. This group is composed of parents of current Covenant students.

The Parents Council serves a number of purposes:

  • We connect with the administration on important issues facing students, teachers, and administrators, providing a unique perspective from a current parent’s point of view.
  • We act as champions of Covenant College and support the college in key initiatives to move Covenant’s mission forward.
  • We support the admissions process in a number of ways. We talk to prospective parents and students about life and academics at Covenant. We also participate in and host receptions for new/prospective students and parents throughout the year as able.
  • We act as ambassadors for Covenant College in our hometowns and regions.
  • We encourage parents to support career networking and advice for current students through the Covenant’s Center for Calling and Career.
  • We support Covenant College through annual giving, as able, and we encourage other parents to give generously to Covenant.
  • We uplift Covenant College through our prayers for the students, faculty, staff, and the larger Covenant College community.


Our Parents Council has compiled a list of opportunities for parents to take advantage of while their student is enrolled at Covenant. Review their list of suggestions here.


The Barrie Family


Jason and Kristin Barrie

What we love Most About Covenant:
“We have been so impressed and blessed by the commitment to Covenant’s effort to live out the mission of ‘In All Things Christ Preeminent’. This shows itself in offering a comprehensive liberal arts education through a biblical lens, professors that truly care about their students, rich campus life, and an overall emphasis on the students growing in Christlikeness. We are on a mission to encourage high schoolers to take a strong look at Covenant College, as it will surely influence their life for Christ for years to come.”

Our Kids
Emily (Barrie) Copeland: married her high school sweetheart (like her parents!), Adam. They both graduated from Montana State University. Emily was a Marketing major and works for Wunderman Thompson as a Senior Campaign Specialist. Adam graduated from Washington Univ School of Law in 2022 and works for the firm Knobbe Martens. They reside in San Diego.

Adam: graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2021 where he majored in Civil Engineering. He is training for military service in Pararescue and is currently stationed in Albuquerque, NM. 

Kendall: (Class of 2023) Business major with minors in Biblical Studies and Music. She is a Maclellan Scholar, was a Student Ministries Coordinator, and did a semester abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Kendall plans to pursue a Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies at Westminster Seminary California.

Our Jobs
Jason: is an Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, after pastoring for 18 years in Billings, MT. He loves traveling, visiting his kids, and exploring San Diego’s taco scene with Kristin. 

Kristin: has been a dedicated homemaker, mom, and ministry partner to Jason. Now as empty-nesters, she is working part time at their church. She loves the outdoors, photography, thrifting, and practicing hospitality.


The Daley Family


Bob and Jana Daley

What we love Most About Covenant:
“There is no school that is more beautiful, there is no school where the people are more kind, and there is no school where your child is going to get an incredible education, while being pointed to Christ on a daily basis.”

Our Kids
Elizabeth “Liz”: (Class of 2023) Psychology. She has lived in Founders and Carter, and is living off-campus this year. Liz is a Maclellan Scholar and has served on the Student Senate.

Our Jobs
Jana: is a recovering attorney, current airline gate agent, retired homeschool mom and debate coach, and a holistic health aficionado. 
Bob: is a federal prosecuting attorney, runner, and Sunday School teacher.


The Ertel Family


Will and Debbie (‘93) Ertel

What we love Most About Covenant:
“We love the sense of community that is promoted, the uncompromising Biblical focus in all areas, and the fact that our kids love Covenant, too.”

Our Kids
Hannah: (Class of 2020) Computer Science major. She played JV Soccer and lived in Carter Hall.

Leah: attended a local university.

Elizabeth: (Class of 2024) Economics major. She is a Resident Assistant in Carter Hall.

Our Jobs
Debbie: is a former elementary school teacher and current adult ESL teacher. She enjoys walking and hiking, reading, and scrapbooking.

Will: is a Financial Planner. He enjoys baseball, church ministry, and outdoor cooking.


The Fox Family


George (‘96) and Christina (‘96) Fox

What we love Most About Covenant:
“We love the Covenant College community. It is a tight-knit community of believers spurring one another on in faith and Christ-likeness.”

Our Kids
Ethan: (Class of 2026) Business major. He is a cross country runner and lives in Maclellan Hall.

Ian: is 14 and attends The King's Academy where he plays football and basketball. He is a Life Scout working toward his Eagle rank.

Our Jobs
Christina: is a writer, retreat speaker, licensed counselor, and author of multiple books. She enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling.

George: is the VP of Mergers and Acquisitions for HealthPRO/Heritage, a company which provides physical, occupation, and speech therapy. He enjoys hiking and traveling.


Phil and Becky Greninger


Phil (’90) and Becky (‘90) Greninger

What we love Most About Covenant:
“Our fondness for Covenant began as students. We love that it is a place where students are challenged to grow not only academically, but also spiritually. We saw practically how to live a biblical worldview that emphasizes Christ’s preeminence in all things. In a culture of compromise, the college has stood firmly on the foundation of biblical truth. Covenant fosters a deep sense of community; we have seen and can personally attest to the lifelong friendships that have been developed among like-minded young people”

Our Kids
Andrew: is pursuing a career as a First Responder

Kate: (Class of 2021) Sociology major. She lived in Carter Hall on 3rd Central, and she’s currently working for a logistics company in Chattanooga

Molly: (Class of 2023) Elementary Education major. She lives in Carter Hall on 3rd Central.

John: (Class of 2025) Business major. He lives in Carter Hall on 2nd South.

Our Jobs
Becky: teaches 2nd grade after spending almost 20 years at home raising children. She enjoys reading suspense novels, theology, and educational books.

Phil: is a Cloud Solution Architect at CGI Technologies, Inc. who consults and designs enterprise IT solutions using cloud-based technologies. He enjoys a little swimming, biking, and running.


Dave and Andrea Haebig


Dave and Andrea Haebig

What we love Most About Covenant:
“Covenant College is a place where your student can thrive and flourish. The rigorous academics prepare graduates well for their professional future, equipping them with critical thinking and effective communication. Lasting relationships are fostered with fellow students,  professors, and administrators. Covenant's greatest strength, however, is their deep commitment to knowing and serving the Lord.”

Our Kids
Hannah: (Class of 2022) Majored in political science and is currently studying Arabic in Jordan. 

Caroline (Kiki): (Class of 2026) Plans to double major in economics and community development. She is also playing JV soccer.

Our Jobs
Andrea: worked as an elementary school teacher before the girls were born. Then she had her dream job… homeschooling two of her favorite people! Andrea loves books and research as well as a great chess movie! Now that she has worked herself out of a job (the youngest is now at Covenant), she is excited to see what this next season brings.

Dave: is a retired officer from the U.S. Army Special Forces. He currently works for the Department of Defense. Dave enjoys travel, outdoor adventure of all types, and exercise.


The Hokrein Family


Dale (‘87) and Nancy (‘85) Hokrein

What we love Most About Covenant:
“We love the dedicated and intentional focus on blending intellectual rigor and the Christian life in a unique community setting. And, the smaller class sizes allow for lots of one on one time with faculty”

Our Kids
Olivia Hokrein: (Class of 2021) Biology major. She enrolled in UTC’s Physical Therapy graduate program this past August, and she’s active in New City Fellowship East Lake. She’s an accomplished pianist, enjoys cooking, and is in love with Chattanooga. 

Evan Hokrein: (Class of 2023) Economics major with Community Development, Bible, and English minors. He’s active in student ministries on campus, involved in his local church, and works as Dr. Mask’s research assistant.

Our Jobs
Dale: works as an editor and writer in the professional services industry, serves as an elder in their church and leads a community group. He enjoys cooking, reading, motorcycling, and all things UGA football. They’re empty nesters who have been known to enjoy a nap or two here and there.

Nancy: works for an orthodontist, taking photographs and X-rays and scheduling appointments. She loves reading (especially crime novels), walking, baking, and being with her family.


The Hooker Family


Jeff and Nancy Hooker

What we love Most About Covenant:
“The thing we say to parents of prospective students (after the money discussion) is that Christ really is preeminent in all things - classroom, hall life, high view of the Lord’s Day and emphasis on the church. In our experience, those aren’t just words on a sign. Our children are growing spiritually as well as relationally and academically.”

Our Kids
John: (Class of 2021) Graphic Design major. He lived in Founders Hall on Catacombs, and currently lives in Chattanooga where he's working and pursuing a career as a musician and producer.

Lucas: (Class of 2023) Community Development major. He lives in Founders Hall on Catacombs.

Mary Liles: (Class of 2025) History major. She lives in Carter Hall on Fourth North

Our Jobs
Jeff: is a PCA pastor/church planter. He enjoys traveling, hiking, coffee, music, and trying to cook almost everything on the Big Green Egg. 

Nancy: is a former elementary school teacher/current Bible study teacher and artist. She enjoys walking, traveling, reading, and art, and she’s a little obsessed with tropical plants.


The Moore Family


Paul and Sandy Moore

What we love Most About Covenant:
“We love the way Covenant has shaped our children through godly friends, godly and very capable faculty and staff, classes where they were taught to think deeply, and wonderful Chapel times. Covenant is a Christ-centered community where they have grown in faith and knowledge.”

Our Kids
Jonathan: (Class of 2016) English major with a Linguistics Minor. He lived in Founders, Mac, Carter (as an RA), then off-campus. He served as Senior Class President and attended New City Fellowship while a student. Jonathan currently lives in Washington, DC and works for Roundtree Agency (marketing for mid-level non-profits). 

Samuel: (Class of 2018) Business major (Finance concentration) with a History minor. He lived in Mac on Five Points all 4 years and was an RA for 3 of them, and he attended Lookout Mtn Pres while a student. Samuel currently lives in Chattanooga, attends Restoration Southside, and works for Gestamp as a Senior Financial Analyst. 

Joshua: (Class of 2022) Business major (Marketing concentration). He lived in Mac for 3 years and off-campus his senior year. He worked as the Men's V Basketball manager and with the Scots Blue Crew, played JV Basketball, and attended Grace Community in Trenton while a student. Joshua currently lives in Chattanooga, attends Restoration Southside, and is part of the Leadership Development Program at CFA. 

Noah: (Class of 2023) Economics and Business Majors (Finance Concentration). He lived in Mac for 2 years, Carter his junior year (as an RA), and now lives off-campus. He interned at Unum the last two summers, worked with the Scots Blue Crew, played JV basketball, and is currently working in the Economics department. Noah is a member at Restoration Southside. 

Ruthie: (Class of 2023) Psychology major, lived in Mac for 2 years, Carter for one year, and now lives off-campus. She plays on the Basketball team. She’s worked with Chattanooga Sports Ministries and recently went on a missions trip to Costa Rica with her team. Ruthie attends Grace Community Church in Trenton.

Our Jobs
Paul: is an ER Physician. He makes pizza for family and friends, plants flowers for Sandy, reads books, and plays a little golf and guitar.

Sandy: is an attorney by education and specialized in household disputes for the last 25 years. She is an FCA volunteer, cuts flowers and scours thrift stores for vases, and is an Assistant Basketball Coach for MS and V girls.



Maurice and Beth Perry


Maurice and Beth (‘92) Perry

What we love Most About Covenant: “When Beth ('92) attended Covenant, she enjoyed the community–close friendships, access to professors, small classes, chapel and dorm life. After all these years, Covenant still provides these aspects of college life to students and so much more.”

Our Kids
Laura: (Class of 2023) Spanish major. She lives in Founders and hopes to be an interpreter.

Lydia: is 19 and works as a Starbucks barista.

David: is 17 and plays football. He’s interested in a sports management degree. 

Andrew: is 13 and plays basketball and Minecraft.

Our Jobs
Maurice: is the Director of Investments at Ascension Investment Management. He loves playing chess, reading, sports/exercising, and leading their small group Bible study.

Beth: is the Children's ministry coordinator at their church, Chesterfield Presbyterian. She loves spending time with friends, cooking, reading, leading women's Bible studies, volunteering in their kids' schools, and scrapbooking.



Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor


  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor


  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor


  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor


  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration


  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 


  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor


  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor


  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor


  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 


  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor


  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor


  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor