"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Monday, December 09, 2019
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Meet the Elders

 
 Scott Baker

   
   
Scott Baker was raised in suburbs of Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Chicago before moving to Houston with his family when he was 15. Except for 4 years in Nashville at Vanderbilt University, where he studied Chemical Engineering and met and married his wife, Diane, Scott has lived in Houston. Scott manages a global technical support group for a major chemical company, supporting catalyst customers all over the world. He became a Christian at an early age and has been studying the Scriptures and serving the Lord ever since.  Scott and Diane have been members at Covenant since 1985.  Scott has served as a Deacon for 9 years and as a Ruling Elder since 1999*. Scott enjoys teaching Bible Studies, particularly books of the Old  Testament. Scott and Diane have two adopted girls, Hannah and Michaela and a son-in-law, Victor.

*After many years of faithful service on the Session, Scott retired from the office of elder in 2019. Although he is no longer an elder, Scott continues to serve the church in many ways, including leading the Area Bible Studies.
Andy Edwards

 
Dave Hanagarne
 
 
 
 Ted Hess
 
 
Ted Hess was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama.  He grew up believing in God, going to parochial school, and regularly attending church, but the truth of the gospel did not truly break through until soon after his graduation from Auburn University in 1979.  Ted moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1981, where he eventually met his wife, Kristen, a native New Yorker.  Married since 1984, they offer themselves as proof that “mixed marriages” can work!  After earning his MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1987, Ted joined a major oil company as a human resources advisor, with assignments in Tulsa, Chicago, Houston, Norway, and Houston (again). 
Ted and Kristen joined Covenant in 1992, shortly after their initial move to Houston.  A Ruling Elder since 1999, he has taught children, teen, and adult Sunday school classes, and has served on two pastoral search committees.  Ted and Kristen are the parents of three children – Caitlin, Peter, and Laura. 
Wayne Slaikeu
 
  
 
 
Wayne is that rare individual – a native Houstonian! Apart from two years of active duty in the US Navy, Wayne has spent most of his life here, including attending the University of Houston.  Wayne cannot remember a time during his life in which he was not trusting in Jesus as his personal Savior. He thanks his Christian parents and the members of Oaklawn PCA for teaching him the faith and nurturing him in the Lord. Early in life he made it his goal to live a life of obedience and faith in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Wayne was baptized at Oaklawn and was a member and deacon there for many years before being one of the original founding members of Covenant in 1974. He was a Deacon at Covenant from its founding until he was elected as a Ruling Elder in 1999. Wayne has taught adult Sunday school and has been the coordinator of our tape/CD ministry for many years. However, Wayne considers his most important spiritual service to be prayer – praying for the spiritual growth of the Church and encouraging others to deepen their prayer lives both in private prayer and at corporate gatherings such as Prayer Meetings and small group Bible Studies.
Jeremy Thomas
 
 
 
 
Ben West