VanDerVeer, First Executive Secretary of Board of Ministry, Dies

MERCER ISLAND, WA (November 22, 2013)—Earl M. VanDerVeer, retired Covenant pastor and the denomination’s first executive secretary of the Board of the Ministry, died this morning. Continue Reading »

Marjorie Anderson Dies, Service Set

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (November 6, 2013) — Marjorie (Sill) Anderson, 94, widow of Covenant pastor C. Reuben Anderson, died November 1. Continue Reading »

Memorial Services Set for Virginia Glucklich

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (October 30, 2013) — Virginia (Hauser) Glucklich, 66, wife of retired Covenant pastor Walter Glucklich, died October 26 after battling cancer for more than four years. Continue Reading »

Ahlem Was ‘Instrumental’ in Shaping Covenant Identity

TURLOCK, CA (October 2, 2013) – Lloyd Ahlem, a psychologist who became the first lay president of North Park College and Theological Seminary and the administrator of Covenant Village of Turlock, died Sunday morning following an extended illness. Continue Reading »

Funeral Scheduled for Sherwood Carthen

SACRAMENTO, CA (October 1, 2013) — The funeral service for Covenant pastor Sherwood Carthen will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Capital Christian Center in Sacramento. Interment will follow immediately after at Sacramento Memorial Lawn. Continue Reading »

Former Minnehaha President Arthur Anderson Dies

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO (September 30, 2013) — Arthur W. Anderson, retired Covenant pastor and former administrator of Minnehaha Academy, died Saturday. Continue Reading »

Former North Park President Lloyd Ahlem Dies


TURLOCK, CA (September 29, 2013) – Lloyd H. Ahlem, the first layperson to serve as president of North Park University and a former director of Covenant Village of Turlock, died  this morning. Ahlem served North Park from 1970 to 1979, a period of significant growth in the college’s history. More information to come. Continue Reading »

Bayside Pastor Sherwood Carthen Dies

SACRAMENTO, CA (September 25, 2013) – Sherwood C. Carthen, founding pastor of Bayside of South Sacramento and chaplain for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, died at 2 p.m. today of a heart attack. He was 54. Continue Reading »

Longtime NY Pastor Eldon H. Johnson Dies

JAMESTOWN, NY (September 5, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, who served Zion Covenant Church here for 31 years, died Wednesday. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Continue Reading »

Karen Hearl, Champion for Women in Leadership, Passes Away

LINCOLN, CA (September 4, 2013) – Covenant minister Karen (Van Steenwyk) Hearl, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alan Hearl and a strong advocate of leadership training for women, died Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 74. Continue Reading »