Dan and his wife, Bonnie, moved to Paso Robles in 1995 to pursue pastoral training and education after serving for five years in the campus ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ at Chico State University and has ministered for seventeen years as the lead pastor at CPC.
They have six children and Dan enjoys a good book, strong coffee, and rooting for the SF Giants.
After finishing Seminary in 1978, Will and his family moved to the North county as a church planter. In 1986 he founded Covenant Presbyterian in Paso Robles along with Great Beginnings preschool. He now serves as founding pastor and is involved in small groups, counseling, visitation, leadership and a couple of children's sermons a month!
Bill and his wife Joyce live in Templeton and have four children and six grandchildren.
Bonnie produces our weekly worship folders, manages the office, and sends out our weekly email updates . Being married to pastor Dan for the past 29 years means she also does a myriad of other tasks in the life of CPC! Bonnie loves hiking, running, and long walks at the beach with her family.
Ted and his wife Brandy have two wonderful daughters and live in Paso Robles. Ted started playing violin at age five and then began playing guitar while pursuing a degree at Cal Poly. He has led worship in both church and summer camp settings. When not strumming or fiddling, Ted can be found teaching math at Paso Robles High School.
Besides music, Ted enjoys soccer, reading, and spending time with his family.
Elders are chiefly concerned with the spiritual oversight of the congregation including prayer, guidance, teaching & counseling.
Bill and his wife Diana live in Atascadero and have three children. Bill has a biology degree from Westmont and DDS from Loma Linda (where he met Diana, a dental hygienist). He loves to study and discuss creation, apologetics, and business or financial issues. Bill is a dental consultant and speaker. When he’s not consulting you might find him fishing or sailing with his family.
Joe and his wife Debbie have lived in Paso Robles for nearly 20 years. They are raising 4 children (1 college graduate, 1 college student, and 2 Paso Robles High School students). Joe is a practicing optometrist with San Luis Obispo Eye Associates. He coached youth baseball for the past 12 years and now will enjoy playing "old man" softball with Paso Robles Park and Rec. He is humbled to serve God as an elder of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Deacons are chiefly concerned with physical and mercy ministry needs such as administration, relief and facilities.
A big part of Fred’s deacon duty includes coordinating maintenance on our facility. He and his wife Sherry live in San Miguel and he makes the drive to Salinas every weekday for his managerial position at Mission Linen. They have two children and enjoy travel and Fred plays golf when he's not working on his homestead.
Ben is our newest elected deacon. He has a servant's heart and you'll find him visiting nursing homes, cleaning up after church, helping organize moving days or running in the Boston Marathon.
Don Idler is well known in the county as the owner of three appliance stores and his commitment to the community. He and his wife Janis have two children and two grandchildren. His calling as a deacon is a great place for him to use his gifts of administration, service and mercy. He likes the Dodgers and sometimes tries to play golf.
Jim and Brigitte have been a part of Covenant since it’s inception. Jim has a big heart for people and has served as a lay chaplain at Twin Cities Hospital for 17 years. He loves talking about the grace of God and the Word of God with anyone. He recently retired after serving 39 plus years in the Military and Federal Civil Service. He loves to hold babies and exercise!