Jill Williams—Associate Pastor for Congregational Matters
512-334-3058 | email@example.com
Jill Williams spent her childhood in Florida where she was baptized as an infant and taught simple truths about God by her parents and grandparents. Jill made a public profession of faith as a teenager during Confirmation in a Methodist church. Jill's college years were pivotal for her faith, as the reality of God’s presence in her life and in the world were revealed to her through the surprising avenue of sorority. She graduated from Auburn University in Alabama in 1988 with a BS in Computer Science. She left Auburn with lifelong Christian friendships and a love for Auburn football.
After finishing at Auburn, Jill worked for Champion Paper as a systems analyst. She left her career in 1992 to follow God’s unexpected call to serve in Huntsville, Ala., as Covenant’s Director of Youth and Family Ministries. After a decade of full-time youth ministry, Jill said goodbye to her Huntsville “family” to attend Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. She graduated with her Master of Divinity degree in 2006, then served on the staff at Bel Air Presbyterian in Los Angeles for three years in the area of Caring Ministries. In August 2007 Jill arrived at Covenant Presbyterian Church and now serves as the Associate Pastor for Congregational Care and Missions.
Jill enjoys eating out, is a habitual tea drinker, loves to go on walks, enjoys most outdoor activities, greatly values friendship and family, and takes pleasure in new experiences and travel. She is passionate about things she knows are important to God’s heart, like people. Leading and serving others is something that energizes her. Jill values people of all ages and loves the diversity of people in our world. Her heart’s desire is to faithfully and obediently follow Christ wherever he leads, and to share God’s love and grace with the people around her.
Munn Hinds, Jr.—Interim Associate Pastor for Age and Stage Ministries
512-334-3047 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Munn Hinds, Jr., is our Interim Associate Pastor for Age and Stage Ministries. A pastor with more than 40 years experience,Covenant marks Munn’s first gig as an associate pastor. He has been a senior pastor, a co-pastor and twice served as an interim.
Prior to arriving at Covenant, Munn served as co-pastor at Woodland Presbyterian Church in New Orleans for 18 years. He also spent 16 years in Colorado as senior pastor of St. Mark Presbyterian, the merged parish of three churches outside of Denver. His interim experience, post-New Orleans, includes two-year stints in both Branson, Mo., and Rochelle, Ill.
Munn was born and raised in California, the oldest of four kids, and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he become involved with Campus Crusade for Christ and gave his life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. He felt called to go into the ministry, but first had to fulfill a four-year commitment to the Marine Corps.
During Officer Training in Quantico, Va., Munn met his wife Patricia who was attending college nearby. While Patricia finished her degree, Munn was deployed to Vietnam. Today, Munn and Patricia have three daughters, and seven grandchildren. Patricia works at Tulane in New Orleans.