Staff

Boaz Johnson | Incoming Transitional Teaching Pastor
boaz@edgebrookcovenant.org

Dr. Boaz Johnson will serve as Transitional Teaching Pastor at Edgebrook Covenant and is currently Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University in Chicago.

Dr. Boaz was reared in a New Delhi slum. He received his high school education at a Hindu institution, and then received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. He received his Masters of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. He continued his studies earning a Master of Theology in Hebrew and Semitic Languages, and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Theological Studies from Trinity International University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Dr. Boaz was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant church in June 2008. He pastored churches in the slums of India and in the Chicagoland area, before he joined North Park. For the last 18 years, while teaching at NPU, he has served as Transitional Teaching Pastor at several Covenant Churches, including DeerGrove Covenant in Palatine, Batavia Covenant, Good Shepherd Covenant in Joliet, Redeemer Life Covenant Church in Vernon Hills and most recently at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church in Oak Lawn.

Dr. Boaz has also served as the featured speaker at several Covenant Family camps, including Portage Lake in Michigan, Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, Pilgrim Pines in Massachusetts and Camp Cascades in Washington, among other places. He has spoken and led seminars at Covenant Annual meetings, at Covenant Midwinter and at CHIC.

When not teaching and working on sermons, Dr. Boaz enjoys spending time with his grandkids. He is an avid runner and has run 10 marathons. His wife, Sarita, is a Mental Health Clinician (LCPC). They have four grown children.

 

Megan Herrold Sinchi | Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation
megan@edgebrookcovenant.org

Pastor Megan joined the staff at Edgebrook Covenant in June 2020, delighted to find a pastoral home for her passions for discipleship, worship and community. She previously served on staff at Resurrection Covenant in Chicago; Dublin Vineyard in Dublin, Ireland; and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Northwestern University. She has also worked with various ministry areas at Covenant Offices, where she met her husband, (Angel) Javier (a Senior Investment Services Manager at National Covenant Properties). In 2018, she received her Masters in Christian Formation from North Park Theological Seminary (with study abroad at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary). In her free time, Pastor Megan enjoys books, movies, good food, time with family and walks through her home neighborhood of Albany Park.

 

 

Desiree Robertson | Worship & Music Director, Office Manager
desiree@edgebrookcovenant.org

Desiree and her husband, Zach, have enjoyed living in the Edgebrook neighborhood and serving at Edgebrook Covenant since fall 2017. Prior to her arrival on staff, however, Desiree was already known by many Edgebrook Covenanters as a child of the church! In addition to working at Edgebrook Covenant, Desiree is also a student at North Park Theological Seminary where she is working to earn her Masters of Christian Formation. In her spare time, Desiree loves to craft home décor and refurbish old furniture. Home organization is Desiree’s therapy, and everything she does is done with a cup of coffee in one hand and some chocolate in the other.

 

Greta Englund | Custodian
custodian@edgebrookcovenant.org

A child of the church, Greta returned to Edgebrook in 2021 to serve as our custodian. When not cleaning, mowing or shoveling snow, she enjoys triathlons, books, Thai food and time with her daughter, Alma.
 

Church Council

Ken Oliver | Chair
Rollie Persson | Vice Chair
Zach Robertson | Secretary
Sandy Rice | Treasurer
Terri Wagner | Congregational Care & Connection
Laurie Bakken | Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
Mary Doucette | Member at Large
Erik Tenglin | Member at Large
Diana Endo | Financial Secretary

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