Patrick King – Lead Pastor

Patrick was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Wheaton College in 2004 with a B.A. in business. While at Wheaton he met his wife Kennerly. After graduating from college, Patrick pursued business working in a start-up company in Scottsdale, AZ. Within a few years, Patrick and Kennerly each felt led to spend more time teaching God’s Word and caring for souls. They decided to attend Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL for seminary and both graduated with Masters of Divinity in 2011. During this time God instilled in them a love for his church. Patrick served as an Associate Pastor at Trinity Church in Plymouth, MI after graduating and came to Covenant in December 2014. Kennerly and Patrick have two sons, Micah and Jonah. Patrick enjoys playing soccer, going to the beach and trying new restaurants, preferably in North Park.

Pat Little – Creative Arts & Community Outreach Director


Kennerly King – Spiritual Formation Director

Kennerly grew up in San Diego, but moved away to attend Wheaton College in Illinois. She graduated in 2007 with a B.A. in Communication. While at Wheaton, Kennerly met her husband Patrick King, and after living and working in Arizona for their first year of marriage, the Kings moved to Birmingham, AL to attend Beeson Divinity School. Kennerly graduated from Beeson in 2011 with a Master of Divinity. From Alabama, Kennerly and Patrick moved to Michigan, where Kennerly enjoyed leading several women’s Bible studies and a young mother’s group. Now back in San Diego, Kennerly is delighted to be serving the community at Covenant. Patrick and Kennerly have two sons, Micah and Jonah.

Kathy Preibisius – Covenant Kids Director

Kathy is a San Diego native, born and raised here. In high school, a friend invited Kathy to youth group at Covenant and she’s been coming ever since! Kathy also met her husband Rick in the youth group at Covenant and enjoyed teaching Sunday School as a college student. She graduated in 1980 from San Diego State University with a B.A. and teaching credential in 1985. Recently Kathy retired as an elementary school teacher. Kathy and Rick has two grown sons, Justin and Luke, and enjoy growing plumerias with over 22 varieties in their yard.

Tracy Horrex – Preschool Coordinator

Tracy was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Global and Urban Ministry. Before joining the staff at Covenant Church, Tracy was a preschool teacher at Mission Nazarene Preschool. Tracy loves reading, watching documentaries, assembling IKEA furniture, finding new favorite coffee shops, and laughing until her stomach hurts.

Linda Liddell – Administrative Coordinator

Linda was born in Eugene, OR and grew up in Lakewood, CA. After graduating from college, Linda was invited to come work at Covenant in the summer of 1983. Not long after moving to San Diego, Linda met Tim who was also working at the church. Seven months later, Tim and Linda were married at Covenant and now have two adult sons Fred and Tom, who each got married at the church as well. While Linda has taken on a variety of responsibilities at Covenant over the years, she is now the church secretary and keeps things running smoothly. She enjoys playing games, doing puzzles, and having people over.

Covenant Elders

Our elders provide spiritual and practical leadership to our community. They help the staff with decision-making and accountability. The elders are people gifted with experience, wisdom, and humility.

Covenant Deacons

Our deacons serve the church by caring for the spiritual and physical needs of our community. The deacon title comes from the Greek word for “servant.” The deacons are people who serve with hearts full of grace and compassion.