Blair Allen

Blair and his wife, Melinda, grew up in the PCA denomination, and greatly appreciate the doctrinal and theological teaching that they have enjoyed from an early age. They both graduated from Covenant College in 1990 and Blair received his master's degree in film studies from Regent University in 1992. Blair is a video producer currently working for NASA, and Melinda works as a Latin teacher at Veritas Christian Academy. They have three children; one in college, and two in high school. Blair and his family have attended New Covenant since 2001. Lamentations 3:22-23

Kevin Berlin

Kevin and his wife, Sherry, have been attending New Covenant for almost four years and have five children. Sherry grew up in Tidewater, and the Navy brought Kevin to Virginia. Kevin is a computer expert and systems engineer, and Sherry is an administrative assistant for Military Sealift Command. They both love serving others, including volunteer work with the Military Missions Ministry and Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Jeff Brauch

Jeff and his wife, Becky, moved to Virginia Beach from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in 1994. They have been married for 27 years and have four grown children. They have been part of the New Covenant community all 20 years since moving to Virginia Beach. Jeff has also been a professor at Regent University School of Law for all 20 years as well (the Brauch family doesn't believe in making rash life changes!) and has served as dean of the law school for the past 15 years. Jeff and Becky host a New Covenant community group, lead the college and career ministry, and love hanging out with young people seeking to fulfill God's purpose and calling in their lives. Jeff also loves history, travel, and the Green Bay Packers - not necessarily in that order!

Eric DeGroff

Eric and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 30 years and have four children. They're both natives of Kansas City, Kansas. Eric is a law professor at Regent, and Debbie is a homemaker and also works at Christ Covenant Preschool during the school year. She took on the difficult but rewarding task of homeschooling their four children through high school. The DeGroffs have been attending NCPC for six years. Eric has served as an elder for four years, and they host one of the New Covenant community groups at their home. He enjoys spending time with his family and sports of all varieties -- watching and participating -- especially delighting in Kansas University beating up on other college basketball teams.

Bob Essmann

Bob and his wife, Cheryl, were brought to Virginia 30 years ago from St. Louis, MIssouri as newlyweds while he served active duty in the Navy. Since then, they've raised four daughters, gained sons-in-law, and added grandchildren to the family. The Essmanns became members of New Covenant in 1991. When they are not busy spending time with family, cooking, watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, or participating in New Covenants children's ministry, Cheryl is a preschool teacher and vision therapist, and Bob is a Navy civilian at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

Kurt Nelson

Kurt and his wife, Joanne, were married in 1989 and have three adopted children, ages 19 to 23 yrs. old. He is originally from Villa Park, IL near Chicago, and Joanne is from Meriden, CT. Kurt spent 24 years in the Navy as a submarine officer and engineering duty officer before retiring from the service in 2001. He and Joanne have been attending New Covenant for 15 years and they enjoy learning more about the Lord and hosting one of the New Covenant community groups, made up mostly of young couples and Regent students.

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