Rev. Jim Letizia | Lead Pastor- Pastor Jim was originally born and raised in Ohio, but has spent his entire adult life in sunny South Florida where he met his wife Linda. They've been married since 1977, have two adult sons and three grandchildren. Pastor Jim and Linda have been at New Covenant since 1985, and in 1998 Jim became the Senior Pastor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management & Biblical Studies from Trinity International University, a Master of Arts & Divinity degree from Knox Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry.
Pastor Jim is a commissioned Chaplain in the United States Air Force, and the Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He holds a Private Pilot’s License, and can be seen around town at many a classic car show with his home-restored classic cars.
Linda Letizia | Director of Music & Arts/Office Manager - Linda can often be found reading a book or baking something in the kitchen, both lifetime passions. She is also one of those rare people actually born and raised in south Florida. A classically trained pianist, Linda has served in the church since she was 12 years old and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Palm Beach Atlantic University and continued graduate studies in music at Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
She also enjoys producing and directing musical and/or dramatic presentations, teaching, finding new restaurants, and being with her family. Linda has been married to Pastor Jim since 1977, has two adult sons and one grandson and two granddaughters.
Sherrie Vera | Director of Children’s Ministry - Born and raised in Miami, Sherrie is married to her husband Miguel, has two children, Michael and Jose, two granddaughters and a grandson. Sherrie has had different careers, but working with children is the greatest job she’s ever had. Coming to New Covenant has allowed her to experience real family for the first time. She says, “When you can come to a place and hug someone and feel genuine love, that’s family. When you can look into these kids' faces and see the love of Jesus, you know your home!!” Sherrie has a heart for teaching the gospel to children and helping them grow in their faith.
Cindy Sherman | Director of Reach Ministries - Cindy has been working in South Florida as a Social Worker for many years. Her social services knowledge comes from working with a diverse population that includes child welfare, disabled, homeless, substance abuse and the elderly. Her passion is caring for those in need, protecting the vulnerable and maintaining the dignity of those who have lost hope. Cindy's desire is not only to meet the tangible need but to bring hope to the dejected and share the Author of Hope with those who are lost. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren who keep her young.
Jason Milos | Director of Student Ministry - Jason grew up in Portland, Oregon, and eventually moved to Minnesota where he had his first experience with the Presbyterian church. After being a member at the church and helping with Sunday School and various activities, another life change brought the move to Florida. From the time Jason and his family walked into New Covenant Church, they knew they had found a church to call "home". Jason has 3 wonderfully spirited children and has found a passion in working with youth. On Saturdays you can find him at the YMCA coaching youth sports. He also enjoys running and fishing and loves spending time with his children outdoors.
Stephen Letizia | Director of Media & Production - Stephen grew up in south Florida and at New Covenant Church. He attended Full Sail University studying cinematography and post-audio production. Stephen's passion is to generate and produce content worthy of Jesus, our King, including creating, designing and producing video projects and all media-related responsibilities. He is also schooled in sound and audio engineer responsibilities. Stephen enjoys spending time behind the camera and preparing for his daughter Victoria.
Jude Gunn | M.S.W., L.C.S.W. / Counselor - Jude's journey for spiritual, emotional and relational growth was nurtured at New Covenant Church and now she has established an office with us. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced for over thirty years and has expertise in helping people address and overcome anxiety, depression and improve relationships.Jude is on staff with Samaritan Counseling Centers and also has an office in Fort Lauderdale as well.
Pam Lambie | Bookkeeper -
Odalys Feal | Communication and Website -
Gerardo Martes | Maintenance and Grounds -