Daniel Gilchrist, Pastor

Daniel continues to be as surprised as just about anyone that he has the privilege to serve the Lord, in His continuing mission as pastor of His people gathered as CVPC.  Daniel was called to serve as pastor of CVPC in 2003.  Prior to receiving the call as pastor of CVPC, Daniel and his wife, Mako, lived in St. Louis where Daniel was studying his Master of Divinity and serving as Director of Covenant Seminary's distance education program.  Mako was diligently at work earning her own Ph. T. ("Push Husband Through") while working in Covenant Seminary's Registrar's office.  Daniel and Mako met in Japan while Daniel was serving as missionary.  They have three children: Naoki, Tomoya, and Manami.