Rev. Harold Hendren
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Reverend Harold Hendren became the third Senior Pastor of New Covenant in July 2011. Harold comes from a rich pastoral United Methodist tradition, as he is a third generation United Methodist pastor. He has been a member of the Florida Annual Conference since 1988.
He served First UMC Miami for three years and did extensive work in their homeless ministry. He was appointed to First UMC Dunnellon and cast the vision for expanding their ministries. He spent the past fourteen years serving Faith UMC Boynton Beach where the church expanded its ministries in Worship, Evangelism, Children, Youth and Small Groups. Harold and his wife Donna have five children.
Harold is responsible for “visioneering” (engineering visions) at New Covenant. He also offers leadership to the New Covenant staff and congregation, and develops spiritual formation through dynamic practical preaching that speaks the truth of Christ into our everyday lives.
Rev. Jim Divine
Lake Deaton Pastor
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Reverend Jim Divine has a passion for seeing people on the fringe of the church become deeply committed followers of Christ. Jim began his ministry in 1992 serving with World Gospel Mission as a missionary in the city of Irapuato, Mexico, with a church planting team. In 1999, Jim and his family moved back to the states where he began serving with the Florida Conference in Tallahassee. While in Tallahassee, Jim started a new ministry out of Killearn UMC called The Coffee Pub, which was a nontraditional missional church plant geared primarily to reach college students and “mid-twenty-somethings.” Over the past three years, Jim has been serving Perrine-Peters UMC in South Miami, leading the congregation through a revisioning process.
Rev. Kristyne Young
Pastor of Congregational Life
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Reverend Kristyne Young has been on staff with New Covenant for the past six years. For many of those years she worked as the Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries. During that time she started many new children’s ministries. Ministry highlights including BEACH, a Wednesday after-school program that provides a safe place for children to worship and fellowship together, and Teacher’s Kid’s Camp, a camp put on at the start and end of summer. This camp provides childcare for teacher’s children during pre- and post-planning days.
In 2015 she transitioned to a new position at New Covenant UMC, Director of Congregational Life. In the spring of 2016 she graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with her M.Div. and in June of 2016 she was commissioned as a Provisional Deacon at the Florida Annual Conference. The majority of her time is now spent working with the Lake Deaton Campus. She has a heart developing and encouraging small groups and for connecting the congregation into the life of the church. Kristyne and her husband Toby have two daughters.