First Covenant Church Staff (click on their name or picture to email that person)
Associate Pastor of Youth and Family, Criss Mitchell
As part of a military family, I grew up around the United States, but on March 1, 1991 at Youth for Christ event at the Atwood Performing Arts Center in Anchorage, Alaska, I came to know Jesus. Since then, I have always called Alaska my home. After high school, I attended Washington State University where I studied English Literature (and more importantly met Alyssa, my future wife), then UAA where I earned my Master’s in Teaching, and finally Seattle Pacific University where I earned my Master’s in Divinity. Alyssa and I have three wonderful boys that keep us on our toes. I enjoy reading, listening to and watching music, well told stories, cooking, and coffee, and I love be able to share those experiences with old and new friends.
CYAK Missionary Staff serving at First Covenant
We are currently SO blessed by our partnership in ministry with Covenant Youth of Alaska (CYAK)! By God's grace, we have been blessed with even more team members who help us pursue and build the kingdom through First Covenant. These team members raise their support much like missionaries traditionally have done and in some cases work bi-vocationally in order to support themselves to be able to do what they perceive to be God's call on their life. We are so grateful for their partnership and are very pleased to share ministry with them!