On June 1, Shea Watts will join Covenant’s staff as Director of Contemporary Music and Worship Arts. He succeeds Jason Graffis, who will transition to a new role dedicated to supporting Covenant’s burgeoning audio, visual and technology needs.
Shea brings a tremendous amount of musical and leadership experience to this position. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Culture and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. Most recently, he served as Associate Director of Contemporary and Children’s Worship and Liturgy at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte. Before that, he served at churches in Ohio and South Carolina.
Shea comes unequivocally endorsed by the personnel search committee tasked with filling this role.
“Without reservations, in unity and with a spirit of excitement about the ample gifts and talents we believe he brings, as well as the quality of individual we have come to know him to be, we commend Shea to this important position at Covenant,” says Philip James, chair of the search committee.
“I am honored and thrilled to begin my journey at Covenant Presbyterian Church,” says Shea, “and I look forward to meeting and worshiping with the congregation soon!”
Please welcome Shea next month and take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of his work in the meantime.