Who's in Charge Here?
Sunset Covenant is a congregationally-led church.
The major financial decisions that need to be made are done through a rotating council of church members, who provide accountability and support for the church staff. (When there's a super major decision, all the members in the congregation vote.)
However, the church council chooses to empower and employ a team of people to help facilitate ministry.
This is that team:
As the son of preacher, Jelani has been affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church since childhood. He attended his father's church plant, Irvington Covenant Church, attended the denomination's undergraduate program at North Park University in Chicago, and has either helped plant or serve several ECC churches.
Since graduating in 2004 with a BA in Communications Arts, Jelani has been a worship musician, hip-hop emcee/producer, motivational speaker, freelance writer, and even dabbles in stand-up comedy. He enjoys making music, watching engrossing TV dramas, playing video games, and hanging out with his nephews.
Jelani has served the faith community at Sunset Covenant since February of 2017, and recently relocated to the Tanasbourne area of Hillsboro with his wife Holly, their Xbox One, and no pets.