Pastor Craig was adopted by a Covenant family in Seattle, Washington when he was 6-days old. He was raised at First Covenant Church in Seattle. He attended local schools, including college, graduating from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Biblical Literature and Christian Education. He attended several seminaries over the next two decades including North Park, McCormick, New College (Berkeley, CA), Hartford Seminary, Gordon-Conwell, and Bethel (St. Paul, MN). He received an MA in Religious Education and an M. Div.
Eric Wietsma, Chair Mike Lingenfelter, Vice Chair Jim Peterson, Secretary Todd Ondrick, Financial Officer Sue Capen Transitional Pastor Craig Carlson Toni Pudlo
Pastor Tim is the son of a Covenant Pastor who has been involved in youth ministry to some degree since 1989, and as a youth pastor since 1994.Since graduating from North Park College in 1993 with a Youth
Ministry/Psychology degree, he has served at churches in Attleboro, MA; East Hampton, CT; and Rockford, IL. He joined the ECC Springfield family in July 2007. Of possible interest to New England Covenanters, Tim was on staff at Squanto for three consecutive summers (92-94).
Pastor Tim loves New England, not because of the ocean, seafood, or its winters, but due to the amazing rocky terrain best enjoyed astride his Kona steed (i.e. mountain bike). He also enjoys playing basketball, foot ball, ultimate Frisbee, cards, and a number of made up games spawned in his warped mind that he employs with the youth. Tim also loves movies, and a variety of obscure Christian bands primarily found in the alternative/heavy/screamo/ metal/extreme categories of rock-and-roll.
Pastor Tim has been happily married to his wonderfully supportive wife Kerri since 1996. They have three adorable children in Jacob, Ruby and Nathan, each of whom you would undoubtedly run into (literally) if you were to visit church on a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.
Youth Pastor Tim Ramgren
Pastor Craig has served churches full time since 1971 including Minnesota, California and Connecticut. His passion is preaching and teaching the Bible and helping people learn to fully enjoy God. For the past 19 years he was the Senior Pastor at the Covenant Church in Easton, CT. Pastor Craig and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for 45 years and together enjoy their two sons and three grandchildren – all of whom live in New England. For fun they travel, play golf, fish, and enjoy going out to good restaurants. For the past two decades they have lived in a place filled with zealous Red Sox or Yankees fans, Craig continues to love his Cubs. Additionally, he continues to root passionately for the Chicago Bears.