OUR TEAM

These are the people that make ministry a joy to do together.

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Rev. Minnie Bailey
Pastor

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I am a native of Calhoun County in Northeast Alabama. I obtained a Bachelor of Music from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. After eighteen years of pastoral ministry, I retired in 2021 from the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. My most recent appointment prior to retiring was at First United Methodist Church, Talladega, Alabama, where I served for a total of twelve years. My husband, Howell, and I have a permanent residence in Talladega County. We have two daughters and a son, nine grandchildren, a combined total of seven siblings, and an up-close view of the Talladega National Forest. Howell and I are excited to serve Jesus Christ with us here in Port Orange and pray for a powerful move of Holy Spirit!

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Camryn Shepard
Director of Music and Media

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I am a recent graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music and Religious Studies. I have been involved in music my entire life and began taking guitar lessons at 8-years-old. When I was a sophomore in high school, I began leading worship for my youth group and discovered my passion and calling to it. In college I received classical voice training and continued to grow in my faith and musical abilities at my campus ministry, the Wesley Foundation. While born and raised in Tennessee, I felt called to Florida after serving in two summer internships in Orange Beach, AL. Back in Tennessee I continue to have a close, loving relationship with my parents and older sister but love pursuing my passion while also being able to relax at the beach anytime I want!

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Karen Turner
Church Administrator

I was raised in a military family and traveled the first twenty years of my life. I settled down in Port Orange in 1978. My husband and I have been married 44 years, and we have one daughter and two grandchildren. I retired in 2017 from the corporate world and God decided that he needed me in the administrative capacity here at Covenant due to my experience supported by a Master’s degree in accounting and an MBA. My passion is Bible Study and serving where needed. Some of my close friends call me “Nerd Girl” which is a title I am proud to wear. I am excited to continue to serve this congregation in this capacity starting my fifth year. I am available to you anytime. I am a phone call and a prayer away. Covenant is such an exciting place to be currently. I hope I have the pleasure to get to know each one of you.