Leadership Team

Forbes9Pat and Theresa Forbes serve as the senior leaders at Covenant Family Church.  They have four daughters, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren.  Pat and Theresa enjoy spending time with their family, and especially look forward to times when everyone is able to be together. They moved to Mankato in 2002 to pastor Covenant Family Church, and have a desire to see God transform the lives of people in this city.  They have a real-life, practical approach to seeing people walk in all that God has for them.  Isaiah 61:1 is one of their favorite scriptures: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”


West10Tim and Becky West serve on the leadership team at Covenant Family Church, and bring encouragement wherever they go!  They have two sons and eight grandchildren, but also have both Tim’s mother and Becky’s parents living with and near them.  They value family relationships, and have a desire to see families function the way God created them to.  Tim and Becky enjoy spending time working on projects that allow their creativity to flow; with Becky specializing in anything arts and crafts and Tim focusing on construction.  Their favorite scripture is Romans 15:6, “…that we may with one mind and one mouth glorify God.”


PG 7- editedPhil and Gena Hernandez serve on the leadership team at Covenant Family Church.  They moved to Mankato in 1994, because they felt God leading them to return to the Midwest from Washington.  They have four children, and have a desire to see the next generation follow hard after God.  Both Phil and Gena work in the medical field, and take advantage of opportunities God gives them to share their faith and offer peace to people who are struggling with health issues.  One of their favorite scriptures is in Proverbs: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)


SB11Ben and Sara Pawlitschek serve on the leadership team at Covenant Family Church, and offer a straight-forward and genuine approach of relating to people.  They have four young children that keep them busy!  They enjoy spending time with family and taking walks together.  Ben and Sara both have a grace for teaching, and are able to do so in a direct and impactful way.  They also serve as children’s church leaders in our 4Kidz children’s program, and their desire is for children to experience God at a young age.  One of their favorite scriptures is “And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.  And I will give them one heart and mind to worship me forever, for their own good and for the good of all their descendants.” (Jeremiah 32:38-39)