Herb has been the Senior Pastor of Covenant of Grace since its beginning in 1983. He earned a B.A. degree in Education from Gettysburg College, a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. His wife, Shelley, is the Music Director at Covenant and they have three married sons and eight grandchildren.
Mark Samuel began serving at Covenant of Grace in October, 2018, after completing his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, DC. During his studies, Mark also spent 10 years working in federal information technology and served five years as an elder of a church in Columbia, MD. In 2005 Mark graduated with a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he met his wife Laura. They have three young children: Marian, Sofia, and Timothy.
Shelley has been the Music Director of Covenant of Grace since its beginning in 1983. She received her musical training from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the University of Maryland and received graduate credit for handbell directing from Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. Additionally, for many years she played leading roles in professional musical theater in the Baltimore area. Her husband, Herb, is the Senior Pastor at Covenant and they have three married sons and eight grandchildren.
Jill has been a member of our staff since August, 2015. She received her degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College where she studied Secondary Education/Math and Christian Education. She and her husband Brendan have three children.
Nancy has been involved in the office at Covenant as Secretary for more than 25 years and has been a member since its beginning in 1983. She is the Administrative Assistant for the church. She and her husband, Armond, have one son. Nancy serves in Kid’s Worship and Children’s Nursery.
Teresita has been the Financial Secretary at Covenant of Grace for the past twenty years. She and her husband Tom, who is a ruling elder, have been members at Covenant of Grace since its beginning in 1983. They have a son, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Sigrid Houston and her family have been part of the Covenant of Grace Church family since 2000. Sigrid is a Spanish teacher at Liberty Christian School in Owings Mills, and she is also one of the founding leaders of our church’s ESOL program as well as a teacher of the Advanced English class. She is married and has three grown children.