The Reverend Jeannine Oakes Daugherty Pastor
Reverend Jeannine Oakes Daugherty is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She was ordained in 2015 while serving as a Chaplain and Clinical Therapist on a crisis community mental health team in Chicago, Il. Prior to ordained ministry, Jeannine served as Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry at St Luke’s ELCA in Park Ridge, Il, Pastoral Resident at Broad Street Ministry in Philadelphia, PA, and Pastoral Intern at Flossmoor Community Church in Flossmoor, IL. Prior to joining us at Covenant she has served in the role of Director of Children’s Ministry at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington, Il.
Jeannine grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Photography, and Electronic Media from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. She attended Yale Divinity School through the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale where she received a Master of Divinity and Certificate in Liturgical Studies in 2008 and was awarded the Director’s Prize. While completing requirements for ordination in the PC(USA), Jeannine received a Master of Arts in Urban Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Jeannine has a passion for liturgical arts, Christian education, and social justice. She is a Sacred Harp singer and has made a humble attempt to learn to play the bagpipes. Jeannine is married to Denise Oakes Daugherty, and together they have triplet daughters Riley, Logan, and Addison.
Kathy Sultan, MA Preschool Director 310-670-5758
Mrs. Kathy Sultan was born in Los Angeles. She grew up in Anaheim before attending high school in Europe. She attended UCLA where she got her B.A. in Anthropology and her elementary teaching credential. She then taught kindergarten in Santa Monica before starting a family. While participating in a parent education class with her first-born child, she decided that teaching parent education would be a good fit for her. This led her to Emerson Adult School where she taught Parent/Child Parent Education classes. Kathy received a M.A. in Early Childhood Education in 2010 from Cal State Long Beach. She is thrilled to be at Covenant Preschool as the director.
Kathy is the mother of three beautiful daughters and the active grandmother of six grandchildren.
In her “free” time Kathy likes to spin, walk, talk, read, play bridge, watch sports, and spend time with her husband and family. Most of all she feels that it is a privilege to be at Covenant, supported by a dedicated staff and surrounded by a wonderful community of parents and children.
Timothy León Music Director
Timothy León has been featured with such companies as Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Repertory Opera (now Opera San Luis Obispo), Nevada Opera Theater and in Europe with Opera Toscana, New Operafestival di Roma and Tuscia Operafestival. He is a versatile artist, equally adept as an operatic heldentenor, a conductor and pianist, specializing in Italian repertoire. He has sung leading roles in such operas as Norma, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, and Madama Butterfly to name a few. Mr. León’s recent engagements have included singing his first Wagnerian role in Los Angeles Lyric Opera’s Die Feen, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, conducting Pagliacci and Suor Angelica for Stageworks Festival in Washington, D.C., and concertizing in Italy for the Tuscia Operafestival in Viterbo, Italy and the Narnia Festival in Narni, Italy, with both companies he has sustained a critical relationship as a singer, coach and conductor for 19 years. His conducting credits include Le Nozze di Figaro, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Traviata, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific and Kiss Me, Kate with The Marina del Rey Summer Music Festival, Pacific Opera Project, Opera by the Glass, The Celestial Opera Company and California Opera Association.
Michelle Waldron Administrative Assistant 310-670-5750 ex 10
Michelle began her journey at Covenant in 1994. A Southern California native, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University. She and her husband Jon have two grown children.