Say hello to the leadership team at Covenant Methodist

Meet your Covenant leadership.

Jason Burnham - Founding Pastor


Jason is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Pastor Jason served St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Bryan, Texas for 5 years, before relocating to The Woodlands to serve as the founding pastor of Covenant Methodist Church in June of 2011. Pastor Jason and his wife, Lauren have three children: Addison, Aidan, and Sam.

Rebecca Adams - Assistant to the Pastor


Rebecca moved to The Woodlands in 2011 and found her church home in Covenant Methodist. She is excited to use her background in event planning and customer service to serve the church. She is married to Ryan Adams and together they have three children: Morgan, Brady, and Ben.

Zach Anderson - Connecting Ministries Pastor


Growing up in a household of believers, Zach was introduced to God at a young age. However, it wasn’t until his early 20s that Zach learned God is more than a set of rules by which to live; God is a person who deeply and unfailingly loves us and invites us to be agents of His love in the world around us. He now seeks to live out that invitation with his wife, Kelsey, and their son, Ellis. Additionally, Zach is pursuing a Master of Divinity to further develop as a minister and in his downtime enjoys reading, music, and fitness.

Ani Chaupis - Assistant Worship Leader


Ani is originally from Lima, Peru and she moved to New York in 1996 at the age of 9. She was raised as a “PK” (pastor’s kid) but had an encounter with God at the age of 14 and grew to know the Lord in her early 20s. Her love for singing started at a young age. She began singing in church and choirs during her preteen years, and God placed on her heart a calling to study at Christ for the Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, TX. Later she began to serve the Lord in worship alongside her husband, Daniel. Ani has learned when people come together to worship in spirit and truth God's presence is revealed, and miraculous things begin to happen. Ani now resides in Spring, TX, with her husband, Daniel, and beautiful daughter, Grace. Daniel and Ani both serve together in ministry through their gifts of music and leadership. Ani graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute where she studied Worship and biblical studies.  

Robyn Johnson - Communications Director


Before joining the staff at Covenant, Robyn worked at several churches in the Houston area. She holds a Masters in Counseling and B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware. She enjoys creating images and experiences to help others feel God’s presence. She uses her communication skills to “carry the message of salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 13:47) Robyn and her husband, Steve, have three kids: Katie, Logan, and Ella.

Alyssa Kent - Worship Director


Since a young age, Alyssa has always had a desire to sing; however, after coming to Christ in college, her passion began to shift from merely music into a desire for true, authentic worship. Alyssa loves connecting with people and has made connecting others to the Holy Spirit the forefront of her music ministry. Alyssa resides in the Tomball area with her husband, Doug, and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. She owns a private practice in The Woodlands and balances her career time between music ministry and counseling.

Meghan Mazerolle - Serve Ministries Director


Meghan is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication. Having worked in various ministry capacities and lived as a missionary in Honduras for 3 years, Meghan is eager to bring her gifts, passions, and experiences to Covenant. Her heart for ministry centers around connecting with people and walking alongside their journey of living on mission for Christ wherever their feet are planted. Meghan is a pursuer of fun and ultimately, a pursuer of Christ, and is honored to be serving God with and through Covenant Methodist Church.

Haven Pearson - Business Manager


Haven, a native Houstonian, attended Texas Tech University for her undergraduate degree in Accounting as well as University of Houston for her masters degree in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and also works part time with a few clients.  Haven and her husband Brad moved to Augusta Pines shortly after tying the knot in 2015. They welcomed their daughter Campbell into the world in early 2018 and are enjoying the adventures of parenthood. They also have a dog, Daisy, that they all adore. 

Payton Ruddock - Youth Director


Payton grew up in Marshalltown, IA, and moved to Texas to attend Texas A&M University and study Biomedical Engineering. After college, Payton married Samantha and together they have a son named Cullen. When he isn’t chasing Cullen around, he’s working as a professional photographer and exploring his love and passion for the Lord.

Patricia Scott - Children's Ministry Director


Patricia has previously served as a Children’s Director at churches in College Station and in North Houston. She is a former high school and elementary school teacher, having taught for 10 years in Bryan, College Station and in Conroe ISD. Patricia is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University. She and her husband Chris have three children: Beau, Kayla, and Jake. Her family currently resides in the Village of Creekside Park. She shares a passion for children and teaching and feels blessed to be called to serve God at Covenant Methodist Church.

Dario Vargas - Pastor


Dario is originally from Bogota, Colombia, where he studied Computer and Systems Engineering. He moved to Houston in 2001 and worked for the IT industry for more than 25 years. His passion for the Lord came several years ago when he understood the Good News of Jesus Christ, His Kingdom, and our call to be witnesses for Him. He moved into the Ministry as a full time Pastor, and is taking Seminary classes at Perkins School of Theology in SMU. Dario is thankful for the opportunity to serve the Hispanic community surrounding Creekside. He and his wife Anna have three children: Andres, Carolina, and Juana. Their family resides in the Lakes at Creekside