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Say hello to the leadership team at Covenant Methodist

Meet your Covenant leadership.

Our pastors

Zach Anderson | Discipleship 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 to live by--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.

Jason Burnham | Founder in Residence

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.

Dario Vargas | Spanish Ministries Pastor

Dario is originally from Bogota, Colombia, where he studied Computer and Systems Engineering and worked in the IT industry for over 25 years. He moved to Houston in 2001, and his passion for the Lord developed several years ago when he understood the Good News of Jesus Christ, His Kingdom, and our call to witness for Him. He transitioned into the ministry as a full-time Pastor and earned his Master of Divinity degree 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.

Our staff

Rebecca Adams | Operations Director

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.

Amber Nicole Birkline | Children's Ministry Co-Director & Volunteer Coordinator

Amber Nicole is a native Texan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She is honored to have the opportunity to share the word of God with the next generation and truly believes serving others is paramount. She is married to her husband Robert, and they have four children together: Skyler, Alaina, Bryce, and Caitlin.

Jen Creel | Children's Ministry Co-Director

Jen has been a member of Covenant since April of 2022, when she and her husband (Covenant worship band drummer) Mike, joined the church. Prior to that, she served in the Kids Ministry at a church in Spring TX for almost 20 years. Jen has a bachelor's degree from Marietta College in Ohio, where she majored in Radio/Television and French. She and Mike have three grown children, Becca, Alex, and Jack. Jen is thrilled to be with the kids of Covenant every Sunday. Together in COVkids they are all having fun and growing deeper in their understanding of the Bible, Jesus, and how we all fit into God’s story.

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.

Jeremiah Odale | Student Ministry Director

Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Jeremiah moved to the Woodlands area in the fall of 2022. He graduated with his Master’s in Christian Ministry-Chaplaincy from Dallas Baptist University and desires to see everyone be transformed into the image of Christ (Romans 12:2). When he is not hanging out with friends or working out at the gym, he enjoys playing video games, watching Star Wars, and reading.

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. 

Angel Torres | Spanish Worship Leader

Originally from Mexico, Angel moved to Houston when he was young and has lived here ever since. During high school, he became deeply involved in his home church's worship team with some close friends. Since then, he's developed a strong passion for sharing God's message of salvation through worship. Angel enjoys making friends and helping others connect with God. He also loves spending time with his wife, Gaby, and their two dogs.