David Covell

E-Mail: david.covell@blc.edu

Graduation Date: 2017

Brief Biography: David Covell was born September 7 1977 to Clark and Joan Covell. He was the first of three children.  He graduated from West Valley High School, Yakima Washington in the spring of 1996.  In March of 1997 David enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as an M1 Abrams Tank mechanic till November of 2005.  While serving in the military David was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX,  Vilseck, GE and was also deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq during those eight and a half years. After being honorably discharged, David returned home to Yakima and stayed in Washington till he enrolled at Bethany Lutheran College in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in the spring of 2013.


Aaron Ferkenstad

E-Mail: aaron.ferkenstad@blc.edu

Graduation Date: 2017

Brief Biography: Aaron is the oldest son of Rev. Craig and Teresa Ferkenstad, born in 1980. He graduated from Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN in 1998 and from Bethany Lutheran College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, concentrating in Ancient and Medieval History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Music. Following graduation he moved to Virginia Beach, VA and was married there in 2010 to Djemelyn; their first son Adam was born in 2012.


Kurtis Freimuth

E-Mail: kurtis.freimuth@blc.edu

Graduation Date: 2017

Brief Biography: Kurtis Freimuth was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1980 to Vicki and Dale Freimuth. He grew up in Utah, and was baptized on April 1, 1990 at Grace Lutheran Church in Sandy, Utah.  He later moved to Indiana for high school.  He attended Valparaiso University and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  Shortly after, he moved to Pennsylvania and married his wife, Andrea.  Kurtis and Andrea adopted their daughter Fiona from Bangkok, Thailand in 2009.  In Allentown, Pennsylvania, he served as a teacher and administrator at a Lutheran school for nine years. Desiring to serve God in the pastoral ministry, Kurtis enrolled in Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary beginning in 2013.