“Deacons likewise must … hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons. ” – I Timothy 3:9-10


Hugh Lynn

Mr. Lynn is an industrial engineer for FedEx. He and his wife, Rachael were married in June 1999. They have five children, Abby, Aiden, Audrey, Ava, and Andrew. They moved from Memphis, Tennessee, to South Bend in August 2009. “On our first visit, Pastor Peter invited us to their home for lunch. We were astonished that someone would invite strangers into their home so readily! We have really been blessed by the singing of Psalms and hymns, the faithful preaching of the Word, the encouragement of the Sacraments, and the friendship and fellowship of the people of God at Michiana Covenant Church.”

Matthew Smith

Matthew and his wife Julie were married in August 2012 and have two children, Autumn and Noah.  Matthew was born and raised in Northwest Indiana, where some of his family still live.  After graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he and his wife moved to South Bend in September 2013.  Matthew is a civil engineer and project manager for Anchor Construction, a commercial and industrial design-build general contractor.  He enjoys singing, spending time with his family, and going to the movie theater.  Matthew feels called to use his skills, expertise, and personality traits to help  maintain both the physical and spiritual well being of the church: the building and the people.

Bob Taylor

Bob was born in South Bend, but has lived most of his life in Texas. For him, the Reformed view of the Bible, and Reformed sensibilities about worship, have been freeing and invigorating. Bob hopes his experience of having lived with serious disabilities since childhood, and of having to surmount the many additional challenges from other sources which such a life brings with it, give him a perspective and a sensitivity which will serve his responsibities as a deacon well.

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Catechism Quiz

  • Catechism Question #60

    How is the sabbath to be sanctified? A. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.   Matthew 12:11, 12   He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?  Of how much more value is a man than a sheep?  So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”   Psalm 92:1, 2   It is good to […]