33 Lake Street
West Peabody, MA
(978) 535-5321
office@communitycovenantlive.org

Staff

The Reverend Joel M. Anderle
Senior Pastor

janderle@communitycovenantlive.org

Pastor Joel has served Community Covenant since autumn, 1999. Originally from Michigan, Joel graduated from Hope College (BA) and The Divinity School, the University of Chicago, (MDiv) studied for Evangelical Covenant ordination at North Park SeminaryHarvard Divnity School (ThM), and is a Doctor of Ministry student at Oblate School of Theology, studying spirituality. Joel has a passionate interest for the intersection of faith and culture and loves films, music and art. He relishes his eccumenical work, on behalf of the Evangelical Covenant denomination, with the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and interfaith work with the Peabody Clergy and Ministerial Association. Married to Janine Post, a nurse practioner, they have five children:  Micah, Evangeline, Sophia, Magdalena, and Mattias. Joel exercises body and soul regularly, once played right wing on an adult ice hockey team, and loves the great outdoors of creation. A passionate contemporary music fan, Joel listens actively and attends concerts regularly. A reader, he reads broadly from magazines and journals to novels to theology. Joel’s call to faithful, vocational life is evident in his preaching and teaching.

The Reverend Ronn Huth
Assisting Pastor

Ronn@BuyersChoiceRealty.com

Ronn joined the staff part time in January 1990 under Jim Anderson after working fourteen years as the Young Life Area Director for Boston’s North Shore. He continued to serve as a volunteer Assisting Pastor under Isolde Anderson and Joel Anderle. Ronn and Bonnie found Community Covenant Church to be a smooth transition from Young Life and joined as members in 1991. The Huths live in Hamilton and have 5 adult children and 10 grandchildren all living in the North Shore. Ronn was ordained in 1965 at Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA and received his Pastoral License from the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1992,. Ronn assists in worship most Sundays and delights in sharing the responsibility for the Childrens Sermon. He also loves sharing the pulpit and preaching the Word of God. While ministering at Community Covenant Church, Ronn opened his own real estate firm which advocates solely for home buyers in the Greater Boston area.

The Reverend Dr. G. Timothy Johnson
Assisting Pastor

After graduating from college in 1958, I went to seminary fully intending to become a parish minister. While in seminary I became captivated by the world of medicine and several years later started medical school fully intending to become a family doctor. While working as an emergency room physician in the Boston area I very accidentally became involved with the ABC affiliate, WCVB TV – which led to my joining ABC News full time in 1984. During all our time in Boston, since 1971, we have been members of Community Covenant Church in West Peabody. It is our spiritual home and I am pleased to volunteer some time as an Assisting Minister on its staff.

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