Dr. Jeff Elliott
Although Jeff grew up in a Christian home near Chicago, he was an atheist until his senior year of high school. He became convinced of the reality of God, but was still not converted to Christianity. During his sophomore year at Wake Forest, God showed Jeff his inability to fix himself and gave him realization of the need to surrender to Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. Within a year, God called him to the ministry, so he attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He then served as an intern at McLean Presbyterian Church in northern Virginia. Jeff arrived at New Covenant with his wife, Margaret, after assisting 19 years of serving in two churches in Mississippi. Jeff is an avid sports fan and especially loves watching Chicago teams.
Rev. Tim Dryden
Tim and his wife, Deana, have 5 children, Emma, Wade, Micah, Miriam, and Mathias - ranging from 10 to 22 years old. They landed in Virginia Beach in 2013, and are extremely excited to be here! Tim was a pharmaceutical sales rep for years, then met his wife through their work with a touring Christian ballet company. Deana was a professional ballerina for many years, and Tim worked as a youth pastor and assistant pastor for 12 years before moving to Tidewater. The Drydens love the Lord, love people, and love to laugh.
Lee French, Part-time Youth Director
From Paris, Tennessee, Lee currently works at Regent University in their Admissions Dep't. He and his wife, Mary-Brooke, married in 2016. She is doing her Occupational Therapy Residency this fall. They will be working with our youth, leading the Youth ministry team, and mentoring our kids. Excited to have them on board!
Melissa Stevens, interim music director
Having grown up at NCPC, spending many of her years helping lead worship musically, Melissa knows us well. Weare thankful that she has volunteered to step in for us as we search for a permanent part-time music Director. She and her husband, Chris, live in Virginia Beach.