meet the staff

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  • keith Johnson

    pAStor

    Keith has been pastor at Life Covenant Church since 1991. He and his wife, Nina, have two daughters.  Originally from Minneapolis, MN, he attended Wheaton College with further studies at North Park Seminary. Keith came to Helena in 1979 as a youth pastor. He later served as a missionary in the Congo from 1984-1991.  Email: keith@lifecchelena.org.

  • matt swider

    pastor of youth and worship

    Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute and continued on to graduate school at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Before coming to LCC in January 2009, Matt served at Elim Baptist Church in Chicago, beginning as their Worship Leader and later serving as their Teaching Pastor.  Matt’s favorite past time is getting to know people better over a great cup of coffee.  Email: mattswider@lifecchelena.org.

  • jolanda songer

    middle school ministry director

    Jolanda Songer is from the Netherlands, where she met her husband Damon, who was in the U.S. Army at the time. They have two children, Mick and Kylie. She currently studies biblical counseling at Montana Bible College in Bozeman. Jolanda has spent a lot of time volunteering and working with children of all ages in a variety of settings. She has discovered that she most enjoys working with the diverse personalities of middle school–aged students. Her goal is to support these students in their relationship with God. Email: jolanda@lifecchelena.org

  • callie batson

    administrative assistant

  • michelle McGuire

    accountant

  • diane kristensen

    bookkeeper

  • doris sparks

    life covenant church preschool teacher

    Doris has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Montana State University and has been a preschool teacher for over 20 years. She and her husband Rick live in Helena where they raise their four children.  Email: preschool@lifecchelena.org.