The Rev. Dr. Glenn Zuber
The Rev. Dr. Glenn Zuber
Stated Supply Pastor
 
The Church of the Covenant welcomed the Rev. Glenn Zuber as their new minister (stated supply) & head of staff on September 1, 2020.  Glenn is an experienced pastor, church historian, and faith entrepreneur who has served in a variety of ministry settings, both within and outside the traditional church.  Most recently, he was an interim pastor for the historic Buckingham Church (est. 1683) in Berlin, Maryland. For the last ten years he has been an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University and Wesley Theological Seminary and consulted with churches seeking a “transformational” path into a new future.  From 2016-2019, he was interim pastor and head of staff at New Hope Presbyterian Church.  Prior to that, he was a founding pastor of Iona, D.C., a young adult worshiping community dedicated to social service and contemplative prayer.  He also served as a solo pastor in the Appalachian region of North Carolina for three years. Glenn is a graduate of Yale University, holds an M.A.R. from Emanuel School of Religion in Church History, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University with a dual major in Religious Studies and American Studies. Glenn is married, has a teenage son, and lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

David Palmer
David Palmer
Organist - Music Director
 
David Palmer is Church of the Covenant's new Organist-Music Director. Hailing from State College, PA, David teaches, performs, composes, and records music in a variety of styles, instruments, and contexts. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1998 and taught music at Pfeiffer University, a Methodist school in North Carolina, for 13 years. After that, he worked as music minister at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson, NC until 2016, when he, his wife, Sara, and their adult son, Steven, moved to Oxford, Ohio where Sara, an Episcopal priest, was hired as rector of the local Episcopal church. After 4 years there, Sara was hired at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington, where she and David moved at the end of May of this year. David continued to work on-line as the music director of a church in Hamilton, Ohio, until joining the staff at Covenant. Since moving to Virginia, he has joined a band of D.C. area musicians who rehearse on-line (and, when the weather is right, in the backyard) and has started doing a radio show on WERA, Arlington. David has been a volunteer for hospice, a teacher of music courses for retirees, and leader of a weekly singalong for adults with dementia.
Leon Winston
Leon Winston
Custodian
 
Leon has been the faithful custodian at Covenant for the past 17 years. He works around the schedule of the many activities and events held at the church. Whether it is a drink spilled at the last meeting or trash and recycling, Leon cheerfully keeps us looking good.

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