• keith Johnson

    Senior 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.

  • Neil Botts

    pastor of discipleship and administration

    Neil is married to Autumn and they have two kids, Anara and Sebastian. He worked twelve years in various fields of business and workforce development. Neil served a church in Alaska for ten years and a church in Rhode Island for five years. He joined the LCC staff in July 2018.

    Email: neil@lifecchelena.org

  • Deanna Carlson

    children's ministry director

    Deanna and her husband, Mike, have three children. The Carlson family moved to Helena in 2011 from Tucson, AZ. Before joining the LCC staff in 2017, Deanna was a classroom teacher for twelve years. Deanna enjoys relaxing with her husband and kids, backpacking, fly fishing, reading and taking her dog for walks. Her favorite week of the year is VBS.

    Email: deanna@lifecchelena.org

  • Sam Bodnar

    Pastor of Student Ministries

    Sam is a proud graduate of Indiana University where he earned degrees in Religious Studies and Journalism. He is an enthusiastic student and teacher of the Word and has served in multiple roles within his 3-year ministry career. Sam is a passionate Yankees fan and he also enjoys playing basketball, hiking, musical theatre, and watching Survivor.

    Email: sam@lifecchelena.org  


    administrative assistant

    Lynnette has lived in eleven different states and in four different countries before moving to Helena in 2016. She and her husband, Cory, have a son and a daughter and two dogs. Lynnette graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Aviation Science and has had various jobs in aviation and experience working in a youth wilderness camp.

    Email: lynnette@lifecchelena.org

  • diane kristensen


    Diane has worked as a bookkeeper or in an office administrative role for over 25 years. She and her husband just celebrated 26 yrs of marriage and they have one son, Samuel. Diane and her family have lived in Helena for 10 years.

    Email: bookkeeping@lifecchelena.org



  • 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 25 years. She and her husband Rick live in Helena where they raise their four children.

    Email: preschool@lifecchelena.org.

  • Rob Lucht

    Facilities Maintenance & setup

  • christian carlson

    facilities Setup Assistant