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Patrick Havens


Patrick oversees Global ImpactLocal Impact, and our Grow ministries for adults that aim to establish and equip our church members. He also serves on our preaching team. Patrick joined the pastoral staff in 2016 after living in Morocco, North Africa, for over nine years. Patrick and his wife, Alicia, have five kids. Patrick received his MDiv from Trinity International University and earned the Foundations of Biblical Counseling Certificate from CCEF (with his wife). They enjoy hospitality, hearing people’s stories, and engaging with those skeptical about Jesus.

Mike Jacoby


Since coming to New Covenant in 2010, Mike oversees the Mission House with his wife Heidi, serves on the sound team on Sundays, teaches Sunday morning adult courses and assists in many other ministries. Mike completed theological courses through the Biblical Institute for Leadership Development (BILD International) and has been involved in missions trips and leading missions committees over the years. He was involved in the local community as a teacher, various leadership positions in local school districts, and is CEO of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. Mike and Heidi have three adult children and twin grandsons. In his free time, Mike enjoys time with his family, playing golf, Harley rides, hiking, and the Green Bay Packers!

Joe Jones


Joe has attended NCBC since 2015 and serves as a Gospel Community leader, Discipleship Training teacher, and is on the Preaching Team. Joe received a BA in Biblical Literature from Taylor University, an MA in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College, and completed a pastoral internship. He has previously served as a Youth Pastor and as a Church Planting Pastor. He currently works in Christian book and Bible publishing at Crossway. Joe is married to Rachel and they have four children: Lucy, Noah, Annie, and Daisy. He enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and exploring the outdoors.  

Joe Kulesza


Joe came to New Covenant in 2011 and serves as a Gospel Community leader. He served as a Youth Leader, and in small group leadership for many years before coming to New Covenant. Joe has a BS in physics and MS in physics teaching, and taught high school physics for over 25 years. In their free time, Joe and his wife Laura enjoy hanging out with their four children: Lucas, Caleb, Alayna, and Katelyn.

Dan Leeper


Dan provides executive leadership for New Covenant by leading our staff and working with our elders to seek to accomplish our vision and mission. He also leads the worship ministry on Sunday mornings and serves on the preaching team. Dan joined the pastoral team in February of 2012. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, MO. He has an M.Div. from Heart of America Theological Seminary. He and his wife Holly have three sons. Dan loves hanging out with his family, playing volleyball, hunting, fishing, and pretty much anything outside.

David Sunday


David was the founding Lead Pastor of New Covenant Bible Church. He now serves the church as an elder and teaching pastor, guiding the preaching ministry of the church. He also serves as the President of a global ministry training pastors around the world called WordPartners. He is married to Kate and they delight in their three adult children, their spouses, and their granddaughter. He enjoys running and biking along the Fox River Trail, reading literature and biographies, and eating good meals with lots of laughter among friends. David has a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, an M.A. from Wheaton College, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a D.Min. in Preaching from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

David Wollen


Since coming to New Covenant in 2016, David served on the Worship Team, as a Gospel Community Leader, and as Sunday morning adult course teacher. David received a Biblical Studies degree from Biola University and has worked in Christian radio ministry for more than 15 years. He now serves as the president of Haven Ministries. David is happily married to Marci and they have three children—Elly, Hannah, and Zac. In his spare time David loves playing the piano, reading, and woodworking. 

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