Our pastor is Dave Sarafolean who is originally from South St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up his family moved to several states returning to Minnesota when he was a senior in high school. He has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point (Water Resources and a Chemistry Minor), a Master’s of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and Master’s of Theology degree (ThM) in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before going to seminary he spent eight years as a staff member of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) serving in California, Georgia and Wisconsin. He has served churches in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Prior to starting Christ Covenant Church he worked at Dow Chemical for five years serving in Customer Service, and later with the joint venture MEGlobal. He and his wife Rhonda have three adult children and two grandchildren.