Parents Council

Parents Council Fall 2018

Pictured from left to right:
Front row: Beth Allen, Jan Ricketts, Drew Ricketts, Kimberly Radmacher, Michael Radmacher
2nd row: Rebecca Metcalfe, Nancy Hooker
3rd row: Nye Allen, Jeff Hooker, Phil Greninger
Back row: Campbell Metcalfe, Jennifer Thompson, Nathan Thompson

 

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. The Parents Council assists the College in administering the parents program, and its members function as liaisons between parents and the administration.

 

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.

 


 

Beth and Nye Allen

 

Nye and Beth Allen

bethallen@carolina.rr.com

Matthews, NC (near Charlotte)

 

Our Kids:

  • Nye “Caleb” (Class of 2017), BA Biology, works for Chick Fil A Corporate Operations Development program, Varsity Soccer
  • Mary Ashelyn “Mash” (Class of 2019), BA Psychology, JV Volleyball
  • Samuel Jackson “Jack” (Class of 2021), BA, Business/Finance, Varsity Soccer
  • Eliana Faith “Ellie” (Class of 2033), TBD

 

Our Jobs:

Beth: Covenant Day School
Teaches 3rd Grade - requires way more intelligence than what Nye does, resulting in eternal transformation of hearts and minds. :o)

Nye: Bank of America
Manages an Enterprise COE for Digital Transformation IT Strategy, leveraging Intelligent Process Automation, Cognitive Intelligence, and AI for the bank.

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"We really love the genuine community at Covenant. This includes the students as well as the professors and staff that spiritually, socially, and academically nurture and challenge our daughter and sons to wrestle with real life issues and concepts thru a Biblical lens. And more importantly, developing a mindset and lifestyle of investing their lives in ventures with eternal impact and importance. The relationships and memories they will build here will have a lasting impact for the rest of their lives."

 


 

Jeff and Nancy Hooker

 

Jeff and Nancy Hooker

jeff@gracecovenantathens.org
nancyhooker@gmail.com

Athens, AL

 

Our Kids:

  • John (Class of 2021) Covenant sophomore, Graphic Design
  • Lucas (Class of 2023) TBD
  • Mary Liles (Class of 2025) TBD

 

Our Jobs:

Nancy: A teacher of all sorts
She has taught public school, Christian school, homeschool, classical school, Sunday school and women’s Bible study; especially loves to study and teach the Bible and to mentor young women; enjoys reading, art, traveling, the outdoors, and family.

Jeff: PCA church planter
AVID Clemson fan (Jeff and Nancy are both Clemson grads and Jeff’s dad played football at Clemson), loves traveling, hiking (especially in CO and Scotland), soccer, studying theology, playing guitar/mandolin, and listening to good music.

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"The thing I say most to parents of potentially prospective students (after the money discussion) is 'Christ really is preeminent in all things' - classroom, hall life, high view of the Lord’s Day, emphasis on the church- that those aren’t just words on a sign, that our son is growing spiritually as well as relationally and academically."

 


 

Phil and Becky Greninger

 

Phil and Becky Greninger (CC '90)

pagrenin@hotmail.com
becgreninger@hotmail.com

Cumming, GA (Atlanta)

 

Our Kids:

  • Andrew Pursuing a career as a First Responder
  • Kate (Class of 2021), Sophomore, Sociology & Community Development major, Spanish minor
  • Molly (Class of 2023), TBD
  • John (Class of 2025), TBD

 

Our Jobs:

Becky: Teaches 1st grade at Perimeter School after spending almost 20 years at home raising children; enjoys reading suspense novels, theology, and educational books.

Phil: Cloud Solution Architect, CGI Technologies, Inc. Consult and design enterprise IT solutions using cloud-based technologies. Enjoy a little swimming, biking, and running.

 

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."

 


 

Campbell and Rebecca Metcalfe

 

Campbell and Rebecca Metcalfe

metcalfe1219@gmail.com

Brentwood, TN (Nashville)

 

Our Kids:

  • Louis (Class of 2018), English; student body president; first year Vanderbilt Law School
  • Jane (Class of 2019), Music major - pipe organ
  • Edward (Class of 2023), plans on majoring in Chemistry
  • Sara Caroline (Class of 2027), excited to see where the Lord directs her

 

Our Jobs:

Rebecca: Veteran homeschool mom 18 years, wife & mother

Campbell: Triangle Tire USA
VP Finance & Operations. Enjoys cycling and tending the cursed ground otherwise known as his yard

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"We appreciate how Covenant recognizes God’s dominion over all things and all subjects of study. We love Covenant’s holistic approach to education - development of the person spiritually, socially, and academically as opposed to a narrow focus for the sole purpose of getting a job."

 


 

Lanny and Paula Moore

 

Lanny and Paula Moore

pamoore64@gmail.com

Gulfport, MS

 

Our Kids:

  • Anne (graduated Stetson University 2012, BA; 2015 MA counseling); working for Orange County, FL heading up a commission for youth homelessness
  • Trey (graduated Stetson University 2013, BA Business); works in sales at Suncoast in Mississippi (the 3rd “Lanny” to do that)
  • Sam (Class of 2017), BA Interdisciplinary Studies; works for TTI in Ft. Myers FL
  • Ginny (Class of 2018), BA, English, in MAT currently
  • Schuyler (Class of 2019), 5th year senior, double major, Ed and Psych
  • Emily (Class of 2020), Junior, Elementary Ed major

 

Our Jobs:

Paula: retired teacher, currently involved in discipleship and as a child advocate for CASA.

Lanny: Suncoast Contractors Supply, owner

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"We think Covenant is the only Christian Liberal Arts College that truly lives up to its name. It adheres to the inerrancy and authority of Scripture and enables students to see how this impacts all areas of their lives, across all the academic disciplines. The emphasis on building strong community within the college as well as impacting the larger community that surrounds it, as well as the world as it sends out graduates, is unparalleled by any other institution."

 


 

Michael and Kimberly Radmacher

 

Michael and Kimberly Radmacher

kradwife@gmail.com
mdradmacher@gmail.com

Laconia, IN (near Louisville, KY)

 

Our Kids:

  • Avery (Class of 2021), BA Computer Science
  • Lydia (Class of 2023, current senior in high school, accepted to Covenant), TBD

 

Our Jobs:

Kimberly: homemaker, stay-at-home mom who has homeschooled for 12 years. She is a mini-farm farmer (not a mini farmer ;-)), tending goats, chickens, dogs, cats, bees, & lavender. In ancient history she worked in the medical industry as well as a marketing and licensing manager for a software company.

Michael: has a PhD in Biomathematics and an MDiv. He previously participated in genomic cancer research and now works for a large health insurance company, Humana. He pastors a church that meets in the Radmacher home.

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"Their favorite things about Covenant (besides Avery) are the visible and tangible ways faith in Christ is demonstrated by the exceptional student body."

 


 

Drew and Jan Ricketts

 

Drew and Jan Ricketts

Drew.Ricketts@kbr.com
djwjricketts@gmail.com

Columbiana, AL (near Birmingham)

 

Our Kids:

  • Wilson (Class of 2014), BA biology, has completed his third year of medical school UAB. Currently taking a gap year to complete a certificate program at Duke Divinity School in theology, medicine, and culture.
  • Joseph (Class of 2017), BA environmental biology, currently looking for a job, plans on graduate school in Fall of 2018.

 

Our Jobs:

Jan: Homemaker. Taught nursing, but that was BC - before children, homeschooled for 12 years. Loves reading and hiking with Drew.

Drew: Engineer at KBR
Loves just about anything outdoors (especially in the Rocky Mountains or Sierra Nevadas), landscaping/gardening, reading great books, and studying theology.

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"We appreciate 1) how Covenant does such an excellent job of providing a rigorous liberal arts education while remaining faithful to biblical truth 2) Covenant’s focus on developing vibrant spirituality in its students, 3) the wonderful community among students, faculty, and staff. "

 


 

Nathan and Jennifer Thompson

 

Nathan and Jennifer Thompson

natmactho@gmail.com
jennifer.thompson@covenant.edu

Lookout Mountain, GA

 

Our Kids:

  • Gabe (Class of 2013), BA chemistry, MS chemistry (ETSU), currently enrolled at Bill Gatton School of Pharmacy working on his PharmD
  • Emmie (Class of 2018), BAs in Biblical & Theological Studies and Philosophy, currently enrolled at Covenant College in MAT program
  • Garrett (Class of 2020), BA Biblical & Theological Studies with a Youth Ministry minor
  • Ellie (Class of 2024), TBD

 

Our Jobs:

Nathan: Managing Director, Tax-Mobility, KPMG

Jennifer: Admissions Administrator, Covenant College and Parents Council Coordinator

 

What We Love Most About Covenant:

"As parents we recognize that the nurturing of our student's souls is just as important as the gaining of marketable skills for their vocations. What we love most about Covenant College is that you will find that there’s a flourishing of the whole person happening here on campus both academically and spiritually. Here our students are taught to live well."

 

 

Parents Council Fall 2018