Rick Gernhardt

Rick Gernhardt

Senior Pastor

Pastor Rick has served at Covenant since 2009.  He is married to his college sweetheart Melinda.  The Lord has blessed them with two energetic boys, Brayden (7 yrs) and Bryce (4 yrs).


Rick graduated from Westmont College with a double major in Biblical Studies and Philosophy (1996) and earned his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (2003).  Prior to seminary, he taught Old and New Testament at Valley Christian High School (1998-2000).


He has served a number of different congregations including El Montecito Presbyterian Church (Santa Barbara, CA), Bethany Reformed Church (Redlands, CA), Bensalem Presbyterian Church (Bensalem, PA), and Nassau Presbyterian Church (Princeton, NJ).  He has also worked as a Real Estate Broker and Salesman for Mercedes Benz.

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