Amy Wightman is the Administrator at Covenant Christian School. She joined Covenant in 1995 and filled the role as the first grade teacher and teacher representative on the School Advisory Board for many years. Amy earned her B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Ed. (K-12). After teaching for 18 years, Amy felt called to get a master’s degree in administration. She graduated with an M.A. in Christian School Administration through Regent University. Her love for Jesus and passion and commitment to Christian education is evident. Amy believes that Covenant is called to care for students spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically. She desires to see children understand that they were created in the image of God, establish an abiding relationship with Jesus, and be equipped to fulfill the plans and purposes God has for them.
Amy is married to Sean, the Associate Pastor of Covenant EMC.They both have hearts of ministry and have made a commitment to serve the Lord. They have 2 daughters, Brianna and Bethany who have been in Christian education and will continue to receive the benefit and blessings of a Christian education through college.
Rachel Friend joined CCS as the K4 aide in 2004. In 2005 she started teaching Spanish in the afternoons to the elementary and middle schoolers. In 2008, Covenant started a K3 class, and she became the K3 teacher while continuing to teach Spanish in the afternoons. This year she no longer teaches Spanish because the size of the K3 class has grown and she now devotes her time to the K3 class full time. Rachel has an A.A. in Biblical Studies from Kentucky Mountain Bible College and a B.A. in Accounting from Asbury University. While at Asbury, she met her husband, David Friend. She and David have four adult children and three beautiful granddaughters who live way too far away from their Nana.
She attends church at Covenant and has been involved in many ministries over the years. She is currently serving on the Missions Team and the Worship Team.
Rachel loves singing on the Worship Team, in the West Virginia Community Choir and at the Sundale Nursing Home. Some of her other favorite activities are reading, traveling to visit her grandkids and trying new foods in spite of several food allergies. Her bucket list would be to visit every state and to travel the world.
Amanda Barker has been teaching since 1998. She has been teaching the Pre-K4 class at CCS since 2017. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 1998 where she recieved a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Barker loves teaching children and providing an environment where they can embrace learning using all of their senses. She has a passion for sharing the love of Christ with her students through Christian Education.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She is also actively involved in many ministries at her church.
Morning K5 Teacher
In 2019 Melissa Williams became the Kindergarten aide, then Permanent Substitute, with 5 yrs experience in 3rd grade, at CCS.
Melissa became a part of the Covenant family shortly after graduating from Fairmont State University. She obtained her degree in Elementary Education in 2008, and
accepted the 3rd grade position, for that school year. She was married in June 2010, and taught until she became a mother, in March 2014.
Christian schooling is her heart. She always
wanted to be a teacher, but never thought about private schools. Thankfully, she has been a follower of the Lord since the age of 8, and a listener to where He is leading her life.
1st Grade Teacher
Angelica Everetts has been teaching first grade at Covenant Christian School since 2018. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood. Ms. Everetts has also received a second Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from WVU. She enjoys teaching first grade students. Her personal goal for her students is to instill in them “A LOVE FOR LEARNING.” Ms. Everetts has teaching experience in various school settings with children of all ages. As a former graduate of Covenant Christian School, she knows the importance of a strong biblical and academic foundation that a Christian school provides for children.
3rd Grade Teacher
After attending a Christian School for most of her education, Eden realized the impact that many of her Godly teachers had on her life over the years. She decided she wanted to give other children what she had the privilege of knowing in her school age years — a loving, caring teacher. Enrolling in The Crown College of the Bible as an Elementary Education major was the first step in fulfilling her life goal. From an early age, Eden has had a burden to teach, care for, and love children. Since Fall 2018, Eden has been working her dream-job as a third grade teacher at Covenant Christian School. With like minded co-workers, Eden gets to have the opportunity to change the lives of children every day by pointing them to Christ, providing quality education, and truly caring for them.
5th Grade Teacher
Klorisa Tanner is the 5th grade homeroom teacher. She teaches 5th grade Bible and literature, language grades 5-8. She holds a BS in elementary education as well as an art certification for Pre-K through adult. She taught in the public school system for 12 years and she has been at Covenant since 2014. She enjoys painting, nature, and reading. Her greatest desire is to know God more deeply, be used by Him, and allow Him to shape her. She enjoys teaching in a place where God is the priority; where everyone is family; where lives are shaped by His Word, prayer, and worship; and where His love is so prevalent. Covenant offers all of this! It offers excellent academic education while building a firm biblical foundation in its students
Literature and History Teacher
Sherrie Collins, a native of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been teaching since 1984, and has been at Covenant Christian School since 2009. In the public schools she taught mainly 3-5th grades but has been teaching middle school literature and history as well as helping with music and drama classes since joining the CCS staff. Sherrie received her bachelor’s degree in education at FSU and a master’s degree in special education from WVU. Sherrie has walked with the Lord after accepting Him as Savior in 1975. While teaching in public school she was challenged to find opportunities to share her faith. At one school she helped start and run a bible club where 25-30 students met weekly. She feels blessed to be at CCS where the salvation experience is spoken of freely each day. She and her husband were married in 1982, have two daughters, one son and nine grandchildren, eight of whom are now or have in the past attended Covenant Christian School.
Sherrie enjoys playing piano, reading, drawing and painting, as well as swimming and walking when the weather’s right.
Rebekah has been the Athletic Director at Covenant since 2015. She loves to help children discover and develop their God-given abilities. During the fall, winter, and spring she organizes all of our elementary and middle school after-school running programs and sport teams. In 2018, along with Amy Wightman, Rebekah helped bring The Daily Mile to Covenant making it 1 of only 2 locations in West Virginia. Starting in 2019, she also became the middle school French teacher.
Senior Pastor/Bible Teacher
Pastor Nathan Williamson was born and raised in Morgantown, WV. He received his Bachelor Degree from Asbury University in Media Communications. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary. He is an ordained elder in the EMC. Pastor Nate was a youth pastor for seven years at the EMC church in Elizabeth City, NC before returning to West Virginia as the associate pastor at Kingdom EMC from 2009 to 2012. He became senior pastor at Covenant EMC in December 2012. He is the son of Dr. Edward Williamson and Loretta Williamson who founded Covenant EMC and Covenant Christian School. He is married to Leah Williamson and is the father of 5 children: Emma, Samantha, Ava, Hannah and Judah. He has a passion for the study of Scripture, the reality of the new life through Christ, and getting people to see things from an eternal perspective.
Rev. Sean Wightman
Associate Pastor/ Visitation
Pastor Sean Wightman has been ministering in Morgantown, WV since 1995. He received his Bachelor Degree from WV Wesleyan College in Finance and Christian Education. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Wesley Biblical Seminary and is ordained in the EMC. Sean was a campus pastor through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at WVU and WVWC for 13 years. He has been Associate Pastor of Care at Covenant EMC since 2008. Amy, his wife, is the Administrator for Covenant Christian School. She has been a part of the school since 1995. Sean and Amy have two daughters, Brianna and Bethany. He has a passion for evangelism, pastoral care and desires to see people grow and flourish spiritually in Christ especially through Small Groups (Care Circles).
Renee Rexroad has been financial secretary since 2003.
Sandy Shrout has volunteered for many years in the kitchen. She has been full time at CCS since 2012.
Darren Stockett has been teaching Physical Education and serving as one of the school nurses since 2011 after substituting and volunteering prior to that time. Mr. Stockett was promoted to Assistant Administrator in 2019 as well as continuing to server in his prior positions with the school. He received a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from West Virginia University in 1998. Darren worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at Chestnut Ridge Hospital for 7 years and “retired” to be a stay at home dad after the birth of his youngest child. After being involved at Covenant for many years and having a deep love of children, Darren felt God’s call to apply for the open PE teaching position and voiced feeling “blessed to be accepted into this great family.” He states, “I truly love being able to care for and pour into our students both physically and spiritually every day.”
He has been happily married to his lovely bride, Cheryl, since 2000 and they have two wonderful kids, Noah and Kara. Both children have grown spiritually and intellectually throughout their time here at Covenant Christian School.
Pre-K3 Teacher's Aide
Monica Livengood is the teacher's aide for the Pre-K3 classroom. Mrs. Livengood has been a part of Covenant since 2014. For years she volunteered as a 4H leader and camp counselor. The more time she spent mentoring children, and the more training and classes she took, the more she realized that this is what she wanted to do everyday. Being part of the CCS family is such a blessing to her. She looks forward to coming to school and sharing the love of Jesus to all the students, especially the little ones. She not only has a heart for preschoolers but a passion for living a life for Christ.
The Livengood family loves the outdoors. They enjoy being at the beach, camping, biking, or working in the yard.
Pre-K4 Teacher's Aide
Jennifer Richman began working as the Pre- K4 Teacher's Aide at Covenant Christian School in the fall of 2017. She is a graduate of Preston High School and Morgantown Beauty College. Jennifer was a small business owner and also worked in the dental/medical field for several years, prior to transitioning into homeschooling her son. During that time she developed a love of teaching and sharing God’s love with young children. She enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her husband and son.
Afternoon K5 Teacher
Heather Bragg started her first year teaching at CCS in the afternoon Kindergarten class in 2019. She is also part of our after school program. In 2016, she graduated from Pierpont Community College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood. In 2019, she graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies with a special education endorsement. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Child Life to one day work as a Child Life Specialist. Throughout all her experiences working with children, her ambition has always been to be the example of love and patience that Christ has shown us.
When she is not teaching, her hobbies are hunter jumping at the local horse farm, taking care of her dog and cats, practicing her photography skills, and being an active member of Kingdom EMC.
2nd Grade Teacher
Tiffney Batton teaches 2nd grade. She is a Morgantown native and a Fairmont State University graduate. She knew she was being called to be a teacher at the young age of 10. She strives to
make learning fun and memorable.
Tiffney believes children learn best by doing, so you will see many hands on activities in her classroom.
She believes in applying effective teaching methods for each child to
develop emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. She knows that God has a plan for each of our lives, and is very thankful that he has chosen her to serve at Covenant Christian School.
4th Grade Teacher
Rhonda Fout is the fourth grade teacher at Covenant Christian School. She is a wife to Tim and mother to Savannah, Joshua, and Josiah. Rhonda has bachelor's degrees in elementary education and special education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has taught over 15 years in a variety of school settings. She absolutely loves teaching fourth grade in a Christian School! She enjoys talking with her students about the Lord every day. Rhonda's joy is watching her students grow spiritually and academically throughout the school year.
Middle School Math Teacher
Marcie Kincaid joined the Covenant family in the 2016-17 school year as the 5th-8th grade math teacher. She had previously taught 6 years before taking time to be at home with her children when they were young. Mrs. Kincaid holds a Master’s degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. What she enjoys most about teaching at Covenant is being there with her children and the amazing opportunities to integrate her love for Christ in her teaching.
When she's not teaching, Mrs. Kincaid enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as having time for her hobbies: baking, sewing, and card-making. A good cup of hot chocolate or a bowl of ice cream are never too far away, either.
Mrs. Wolf began teaching middle school science at Covenant Christian School in 2016. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She loves leading students to know and love God by understanding the ways he establishes his creation. Before moving to Morgantown, her family served ten years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, six of which were in Cameroon. While there, she established a local children’s ministry and taught missionary kids. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children whenever possible.
Elementary and Middle School
Karen Shultz was born and raised near Harrisburg, PA. She married her high school sweetheart in May 1981; moved to Charleston for a few years and now lives in Morgantown since 1985. She has 3 children; Brian, Andy, and Allison. Andy is married to Brittany and has 2 boys, Carter and Greyson.
Her testimony. “I became a Christian because of this school. I grew up going to church and knew who Jesus was, but I didn’t dedicate my life to him until 1991. Two of my children started school the very first year Covenant was opened when they were 2 and 4. They would come home with stories from the Bible about people and places and events that I never heard of. I started reading the Bible and coming to Covenant and really got to know my Savior. I thank the Lord for the obedience of Pastor Ed and Loretta Williamson and their desire to ‘feed the lambs’. I was one of those lambs!”
She has been a part of Covenant since the school started. She says she’s not sure when she officially started working here because it doesn’t feel like a job and loves working with the staff, students and parents.
Jobs here at Covenant. Mrs. Shultz says about her job here at Covenant, “I love music. Music is my passion. I like to think of my first job here at Covenant as the music director. Although I have not had any formal training other than piano lessons and band and chorus in high school, the Lord has gifted me to teach band, choir, drama and bell choir to the middle school. I love to teach music to the children and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to teach the kids. We have a Christmas musical each year performed by the elementary grades and a Dinner Theater, Variety Show and Spring Concert to showcase the students’ talents. I am amazed at what the children can do and learn when it comes to music and the arts.”
Mrs. Shultz studied nursing in Lancaster and is a registered nurse. She works as one of the school nurses with the help of Darren Stockett. She has worked in hospitals and home health agencies over the course of the years.
She has also helped as an administrative assistant to Pastor Dave. She helps Mrs. Wightman and Mr. Stockett from time to time as well.
Elementary and Middle School
Art Teacher/ Marketing /CEMC Administrative Assistant
Lindsay Richards was raised in Bruceton Mills, WV. She graduated from Fairmont State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Graphics Technology and a minor in Fine Arts. She has been teaching art at CCS since 2017. In 2019 she took on the role of marketing for CCS and became the Administrative Assistant for Covenant EMC. She loves art and teaching children to express themselves through their work. Her desire for others to know Christ makes Christian education a top priority. When she is not teaching, Mrs. Richards enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. They enjoy being outdoors. She is also passionate about photography and design.
Jackie Hall has been the secretary for CCS since 1988.
Rene Jorge volunteered at CCS for a few years before taking the position as Chef for CCS in 2014.