Jason A. Burnham, Founding Pastor

Covenant Portrait-16Jason is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he received his Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Jason served St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Bryan, Texas for 5 years, before relocating to The Woodlands to serve as the founding pastor of Covenant UMC in June of 2011.

Pastor Jason and his wife, Lauren have three children: Addison, Aidan, and Sam.

Robyn Johnson, Communications Director

Before taking on this role at Covenant, Robyn served as the Director of Communications at Kinsmen Lutheran Church in Houston and the Director of Children’s Choirs at Lakewood UMC in Tomball. Robyn earned both her M.Ed. in Counseling and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Delaware.

Creative work is her passion and she enjoys developing images to help convey God’s message. She sees her calling as Communications Director to “carry the message of salvation to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 13:47)

Robyn, her husband, Steve, and their three children: Katie, Logan, and Ella reside in Waterstone Estates in Tomball.


Alyssa Meyers, Director of Worship

Since a young age, Alyssa has always had a desire to sing; however, after coming to Christ in college, her passion began to shift from merely music into a desire for true, authentic worship. Alyssa loves connecting with people and has made connecting others to the Holy Spirit the forefront of her music ministry.

Alyssa is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in The Woodlands area and specializes in issues related to depression, anxiety, and trauma. Through her gained experience in counseling, Alyssa has developed a desire to infuse her gifts of empathy into the worship setting. Alyssa now balances her career time between music ministry and counseling, both of which aid in making the other better.

Patricia Scott, Director of Children Ministries

Covenant Portrait-13Patricia has previously served as a Children’s Director at churches in College Station and in North Houston. She is a former high school and elementary school teacher, having taught for 10 years in Bryan, College Station and Conroe ISDs. Patricia is a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University.

She and her husband Chris have three children: Beau, Kayla, and Jake. Her family currently resides in the Village of Creekside Park. She shares a passion for children and teaching and feels blessed to be called to serve God at Covenant UMC.

Payton Ruddock, Youth Director

Payton grew up in Marshalltown, IA and moved to Texas to attend Texas A&M University and study Biomedical Engineering. After college, Payton married Samantha and together they have a 15-month-old son named Cullen. When he isn’t chasing Cullen around, he’s working as a professional photographer and exploring his love and passion for the Lord.