CHURCH LEADERSHIP

The Session at Big Cove is currently comprised of six elders. We strive for a balance between regular attendees of each of our two services. Elders serve three-year terms and elections are staggered to elect two elders each year to allow continuity in the governing body of the church. The current pastor of the church, Reverend Kim Mitchel, serves as the moderator and the session also has a Clerk of Session who is responsible for maintaining the minutes from all meetings.

Meet Our Session

Elder Debbie Book is the Session Liaison to the Worship Ministry Team.

Elder Debbie Book

Elder Jim Butz is the Session Liaison to the Finance Team. He has served on Session since 2019.

Elder James (Jim) Butz

Elder Bruce Harvey is the Session Liaison to the Property Team and a member of the Security Team.

Elder Bruce Harvey

Elder David Hosna is the Session Liaison to the Long Range Planning Team and is a member of the Security Team. He has served on Session since 2018.

Elder David Hosna

Elder Julie Loggins is the Session Liaison to the Mission and Outreach Team. She is also the Chair of the Security Team and the Marketing and Communications Team. She has served on Session since 2017.

Elder Loggins is a political scientist by training and has expertise in international relations, international conflict, and terrorism. She continues to teach part time and works in other areas of education. She remains an active volunteer in the community and is also the president of Challenger Middle School PTSA in Huntsville.

Elder Julie Loggins

Elder Diane Puckett is the Session Liaison to the Christian Education Team. She has served on Session since 2019.

Elder Diane Puckett

Ray Waldrop has served as the Clerk of Session since 2018.

Ray Waldrop, Clerk

BOARD OF DEACONS

Big Cove has a Board of Deacons to provide congregational care. The Board of Deacons assists the pastor with the provision of pastoral care to the sick, home-bound, and those who need additional care, guidance, company, and prayer. The Board of Deacons currently has three deacons and can be expanded to five if necessary. Each deacon serves a two-year term, and elections are staggered to allow continuity.

Meet Our Deacons

STAFF

Pastor Kim Mitchel joined Big Cove in 2018. She has brought new energy into the church, provides guidance to the session, and has promoted the spirit of community both within and around the church. Learn more about Pastor Kim and the church on the About Us page.

Pastor Kim Mitchel

Big Cove has one part-time administrative assistant, Mary Hooper. 

Mary Hooper

Brandon Niska is our part-time music director. He directs the choir at the 11 AM traditional service while also serving as the pianist for that service as well.

Brandon Niska

Ralph Mitchel is one of the musicians for the "First Light" casual service at 9 AM. He plays guitar and banjo and also sings. Ralph is also Pastor Mitchel's husband.

Ralph Mitchel

Jimmy Jones is one of the musicians for the "First Light" casual service at 9 AM. He is our percussionist. In addition to providing music for our services, Jimmy is also associated with many local musicians and has provided entertainment during fellowship activities as well.

Jimmy Jones

Ellen is Big Cove's part-time bookkeeper. 

Ellen DeAngelo

Sandra Stephens works in a volunteer capacity as our Treasurer. She has filled this position since 2018.

Sandra Stephens

Deacon Melinda Harvey is serving as a Deacon for the second time at Big Cove. She is an active member of the Mission and Outreach Team and has also previously served as a teacher in the Christian Education Program for our youth.

Melinda Harvey

Deacon Renay Nunn has served as a Deacon since 2019. She has been a member at Big Cove since 2010, but she and her husband David, whose family have a long Big Cove history, were married in the original white church in 1985. The pews in that church were donated by David's family.

 

Renay currently serves as a member of the Long Range Planning Committee and has helped organize rummage sales held by Big Cove to benefit multiple mission activities.

Renay Nunn

Deacon Kevin Wilson has served as a Deacon since 2018. He is an active member of the Christian Education Team and has served as a teacher for our youth.

Kevin Wilson

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