Pastor Stan & Minday Straughan
Pastor, Life Groups, Elder
Position: Life Groups, Guest Experience Coordinator, Elder
Additional Areas of Ministry: Prayer Partners
Family: Stan and Mindy have been married for over 28 years and have 4 children, Mariah, Jordan, Nathan , and Naomi. Plus, 1 grandchild.
Pastor Stan: Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. I remember it like it was yesterday, at 7 years old I asked Jesus to forgive my sins, to live in my heart and I would follow him. At age 13 and on a mission trip God began to show me the calling of being a shepherd. To love others by bringing them to the Father and walking together as we are going through life.
Mindy: I grew up a missionary kid with New Tribes Mission. But began really experiencing Jesus in my late teens as my Healer and Savior. Since then
it has been my joy to serve in whatever way I could to help people experience God’s ability to transform.
Hope for Covenant Church:
Pastor Stan: To live biblical community in authentic relationships with God
Mindy: We have been so grateful for the love and encouragement we
have found at Covenant, and are thankful to be part of a team that is loving people in genuine community. My hope is that we will continue to grow as a community of Christ followers who are sharing what we have with others.
Favorite Verse: Pastor Stan: Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the LORD and your plans will be established.
Mindy: Micah 6:8
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love
kindness and to walk humbly with your God.
2 Fun Facts:
Pastor Stan: Favorite hobby: Saltwater aquariums
Love international travel and meeting people
Mindy: I have the most wonderful grandson and used to work as an artist painting murals in homes and businesses.